Pop-up consultation posts have been in operation around the market over this past week as a specialist consulting group hits the ground running to capitalise on last week’s media coverage.
The first of 3 special Trader engagement meetings took place on Thursday afternoon at the Multi-cultural centre in Elizabeth St. directly across from the old market office. These meetings will involve up to 20 invited traders who are split into groups to discuss various aspects of the market including “What do traders love about the market?” “What needs to be retained, and what needs to change?” and “What opportunities exist for the future?”.
This first session involved Deli Hall and Shop traders and produced some very creative thinking. Traders seemed to enjoy the opportunity to talk in more positive terms about the market and what it means to traders and customers. The second meeting on Tuesday 12th November will involve Meat & Fish and Fruit & Vege traders. General Merchandise traders will hold their consultation session on Tuesday 19th. November.