The markets will form one component of the $20 million redevelopment of the Big Top complex in the Maroochydore CBD, which on completion in October 2014 will comprises a 10,000sqm hybrid market anchored by an existing Woolworths supermarket. The site is owned by Reed Property Group.
The founder and operator of the successful Noosa Farmer’s Market (voted best market in Australia by Trip Advisor), Shane Stanley, has been appointed operator of the new market.
“It’s going to be really exciting and we’ve now got the ability to create a proper food hub for locals and visitors. The community have to have ownership of the markets so we’ll keep it authentic to reinforce the ‘farm gate to plate’ ethos which has been the hallmark of our business,” Stanley said.