Sundays in the Park organisers apply to hold extra events

ORGANISERS behind the Scarness Sundays in the Park have applied to hold two events a month after the Fraser Coast Council told stallholders it could not remain a weekly event.

The council directed Hervey Bay Council of the Arts to hold only one market per month after a review showed the Scarness foreshore park was being over-used.

Music in the Park co-ordinator Karen Chatfield said she had spoken to the council and applied for an extra event late last week.

"We've submitted a calendar of events up until December 2014," she said.

Ms Chatfield said stallholders were happy the application for an extra event was being assessed but expected it could take some time before they had an answer.

She said stallholders had bought mats to protect the grass on the foreshore.

Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell said the review was done to make sure markets weren't competing against each other or businesses along the Esplanade.

Cr O'Connell said Sundays in the Park organisers would be able to hold extra events for holidays and occasions such as the whale festival.



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