Move to breathe new life into Sunbury family market

Robert Iles and Bruce Wallace. Photo: Luke Hemer

Organisers of a monthly family market believe its imminent shift into the heart of Sunbury will be good for the town.

After extensive talks with stallholders and Hume council, Sunbury Rotary Club has decided to shift the market from the community centre in Elizabeth Drive to outside Sunbury Memorial Hall, as of August.

Spokesman Robert Iles said the market’s schedule would also change to the second Saturday of the month, so it does not fall on the same weekend as Gisborne’s large Sunday market.

“It’s been on the cards for some years,” he said. “There’s been a lot of discussion and surveys … we’re hopeful the move will improve the flow of people through the market, and breathe a bit of new life into it.

“We believe it will be a good move for the town. We’ll be closer to where people are on Saturdays, and that will encourage stallholders and benefit shopkeepers as well.”

The last Rotary market at the Elizabeth Drive community centre is on this Saturday, with stalls offering winter woollies, plants, produce, hot food, coffee, car boot sales and lucky door prizes.

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