Sutherland Shire Council says "considerable damage" would have been caused to Don Lucas Reserve at Wanda had this weekend's Cronulla Easter Market gone ahead.
Organisers of the event, scheduled for March 27-28, were advised by the council yesterday the market was unable to proceed.
"This decision was made as a result of the large volume of rainfall experienced over the past week, which has heavily impacted the conditions of the grounds," a council spokeswoman said.
"Council is of the view that the proposed use of vehicles and trucks to access the grounds for event procedures would cause considerable damage to this key community outdoor space and prevent the natural regeneration of the grounds.
"Council has provided the event organisers with alternative dates to host the event."
The Cronulla Easter Market which was to have been held at Wanda this weekend, March 27-28, has been called off due to the wet grounds in Don Lucas Reserve.
Sutherland Shire Council, which made the decision, has offered alternative dates - the weekend of May 15-16.
Organisers, Cambridge Markets, was shocked by the decision.
"We have just been informed by Sutherland Shire Council that our Easter Market can no longer go ahead this weekend," their Facebook post said.
"We cannot believe it, after all the preparation AND not to mention the fact the weather looks to be amazing on both Saturday and Sunday.
"Sutherland Shire Council has just held an extraordinary meeting and concluded that the grounds are just too wet, and it is too much of a risk.
"They had already closed all sports fields but held a special directorial level meeting to see if we could still run the market. Ultimately, they decided it could not go ahead.
"This decision is completely out of our hands.
"The good news is that they have already provided us with a date alternative: Saturday, 15th May AND Sunday, 16th May 2021. Further updates to follow over coming weeks."
The event had to be cancelled last year due to coronavirus.
Comment is being sought from the council.
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