The Herald Sun has published an article online about trader attitudes following a poll they conducted in the market last week.
More than 30 of the 50 traders said they were satisfied with the current state of the market although, when it came to the QVM Master Plan, two-thirds were either dissatisfied with the plan or knew little about it according to the Herald Sun.
Lack of detail, and uncertainty about parking, appeared to be the main problem although 80% of traders supported the relocation of the car park and the creation of a green plaza
COMMENTS:08/02/2016 08:50:48 Market Future. "You are saying 60 percent of traders are happy with the way the market is. No way! The market is dying. Half of the sheds are empty and and half of whats left are loosing money under this conditions.
I suggested in the first few meetings (AND STANDING BY IT) the solution will be to create a permanent position for all for the days market is operating, to secure the sheds(as Therry St was). The empty stalls will be filled up by shrinking the market to (maybe 3 retail sheds),
Then the market will be so much more inviting to shoppers,to other retailers(new brand names),no more casuals to deal with, better display and cleaner looking market. The A B AND C sheds can be left for different events etc.we know already that the box people don't get more the 1 year lease, which mean that soon or later the box hire people will have no where to store our boxes. Most of the traders will not be prepare to start driving trucks again(sheds full of trucks every morning and afternoon). the office at least will know that the market is full all the time,no need to send inspectors with pages in order to mark the empty stalls etc,
We as stall holders will put so much more effort in to our stall and business and will look forward to come to work every day,dress better, and not looking so depressed. I cant see how else you going to bring this market back to life. Thanks for giving me another opportunity to express myself. " - Ariel Gabizon TThanks for your input Ariel - Ed