One of Sydney’s favourite weekend traditions is the local market. Different markets throughout the City of Sydney are geared towards food, fashion and farmer’s produce. Each market has its different stalls, flavour and community. Markets are an institution for Sydney-siders, and a draw for tourism generally. I believe in supporting and fostering thriving markets in local areas so that they can continue to create vibrant and connected local communities.
Glebe Market, for example, transforms the local primary school with stalls selling clothes, crafts and, of course, coffee. The area is invigorated for its efforts and an already bustling inner-city suburb gains a few more visitors to its excellent cafes, restaurants and (perhaps after lunch) bars.
The bi-Annual Finder-Keepers markets, held at Carriageworks, Redfern, is another of Sydney’s most exciting and successful shopping events. Aimed as a showcase of local and regional art, design and craft. The market is full of stalls with items you won’t find anywhere else. The next bi-annual Finder-Keepers market will be held from December 8-9. It’s also worth noting the fantastic farmer’s market that is also held at Carriageworks every Saturday.
These are just some examples of the dozens of markets that take place every weekend in the City of Sydney. They invigorate suburbs and local businesses, creating exciting activities for Sydney siders. The City of Sydney ”recognises the potential contribution of markets to community life and local economies. Markets can complement the offerings of local businesses and provide opportunities for emerging enterprises”.
I couldn’t agree more. Through consultation with local communities and businesses, I intend to foster the ongoing development and success for Sydney’s exciting market scene for many years to come.