Association president Gay Ignatenko chats about the Torquay Twilight Markets with deputy mayor Belinda McNeven and Aquavue Cafe owner Larry Burch.
Association president Gay Ignatenko chats about the Torquay Twilight Markets with deputy mayor Belinda McNeven and Aquavue Cafe owner Larry Burch.

Night market to go ahead

PREPARATIONS are under way for the Torquay Twilight Markets after they were given the go-ahead by the Fraser Coast Regional Council.

“We’re very happy,” said Fraser Coast Sustainable Development Association president and organiser Gay Ignatenko yesterday.

“The council’s been very good; they’re giving us their full support.”

The first Torquay markets will be on Friday, December 4, outside Aquavue Cafe.

The number of stalls will be capped at 20 and will sell hand-made products and food.

“You won’t be able to buy things that are available in the normal shops,” Ms Ignatenko said. “And hopefully the local businesses will join in the atmosphere.”

Fraser Coast deputy mayor Belinda McNeven said the markets were a trial to gauge community interest.

The council has waived the hire fees for the park near Aquavue Cafe and also for the hire of extra bins that would normally be charged for a commercial business holding an event on the foreshore.

The council is still happy to hear from other groups about future markets.

To find out more email the association at info@frasercoast2020.org.



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