09 Feb City Farmer’s Markets on hold
City Farmer’s Markets in the Gladstone CBD are currently on hold while Council calls for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from community groups or individuals to manage the event.
Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said City Farmer’s Markets had been scheduled to resume from this Saturday (Feb 11) but instead would be postponed until the EOI process was complete.
“Council is keen to identify suitable community groups or individuals who are willing to continue to develop and grow the successful urban markets,” Councillor Burnett said.
“The popular City Farmer’s Markets will no doubt be missed but Council would prefer to enable incoming operators to start the year afresh.” Cr Burnett said the concept of a City Farmer’s Market had proven popular within the community.
“Council tested the model to see if the idea of a City Farmer’s Market would work and now it’s time to enable a community group or individual to continue to foster and grow the urban market idea,” he said.
“The City Farmer’s Market has great potential to grow and ideally would be suited to those who have a wide number of contacts throughout the Gladstone Region, flexibility and time.”
Initial Expressions of Interest can be made by emailing contact details to Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre Public Programs Officer Teresa Vella at email@example.com