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Published on 29 July 2022
Kiama Council has a new Markets Policy that provides a consistent approach to approving and managing markets on public land.
Director Engineering and Works Mike Dowd said the Markets Policy was a significant improvement for market managers, stallholders and the wider community.
“Previously we had a complex process of market operators requiring a development application to operate as well as a licence and renewals every period. There was also a levy for each stall at individual markets,” Mr Dowd said.
“Market managers now will follow an expression of interest process for a market licence with a simplified fee structure in place to occupy public land,” Mr Dowd said.
The policy formalises the four areas of public land where markets can be held:
Mr Dowd said the new policy also ensured the wider community benefitted from the markets being operated.
“Having well-managed markets provide our community locally-sourced fresh food and other products from our own farmers, growers and makers.”
“This in turn makes a contribution socially, culturally and economically.”
The policy was developed in consultation with market operators and the wider community, including an initial survey and exhibition of a draft policy.
The final policy was endorsed at the Council Meeting on 19 July.