Farmers' market approved for Hurstville Plaza

A stall at the Eat/Art Night Markets held at Hurstville Plaza in 2019.
A stall at the Eat/Art Night Markets held at Hurstville Plaza in 2019.

Hurstville Plaza will host a weekly farmers' produce market following approval by the Georges River Local Planning Panel.

The panel's December 2 meeting unanimously supported the development application the markets but added a number of amendments to operating conditions.

To be operated by the Krisani Farmers' Market, it will trade from 12 noon to 6pm on Thursdays. Set-up will be from 9.30am and the markets will have to be packed up by 7.30pm.

There will be 20 temporary market stalls which will include the sale of fresh fruit and vegetables, package food and takeaway.

There will be no entertainment in the form of live bands or amplified music.

All waste generated from the temporary food stalls and mobile vehicles will be removed by the operator at the end of each market day.

Food stalls and mobile food vehicles will be be subject to an annual inspection by the council's environmental health officers.

The council's report supporting the DA said the proposed markets will promote local business opportunities, activite the Plaza and provide social interaction amongst pedestrians, local businesses and stall holders.

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