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New policy to support local markets

By Louise Morrin

If you're a big fan of local, homegrown community markets, the latest piece of policy to be announced by the City of Sydney could be right up your alley. Lord mayor Clover Moore released the draft policy for markets earlier this week (4 March), which outlines guidelines to stimulate local grassroots businesses in the Sydney region. 

"These market places offer a terrific opportunity to revitalise public spaces, bolster the local economy and create jobs, while giving food producers, artists and designers an opportunity to showcase their wares and grow their business," said Ms Moore. 

Residents of real estate in Carlton who have always wanted to share their garden produce or small business idea with the world could get the chance, with the guidelines expected to help remove any obstacles or confusion that gets in the way of people pursuing their dreams. 

This includes the introduction of a fair and stable market fee for operators, as well as ensuring that the locations of these events will be maintained and kept to a high standard. 

Individuals are invited to review the draft plan and make comments by 23 March to ensure the plan works for the local communities. 

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