28 June, 2022
Markets on the move
THE popular Mareeba Markets will be moved from its current location to the Mareeba Turf Club, with final negotiations underway to seal the arrangement.
The St Thomas P&F Association, which manages the markets, is in final negotiations with the turf club to move the twice-monthly event from the Centenary Park to the club’s grounds in Fenwick Street.
“The markets are well attended by locals and visitors and have outgrown the current location at Centenary Park,” an association spokesperson said.
“The committee has kept the future in mind while investigating a new market location.”
The markets attract large crowds, resulting in car parking issues and patrons having to cross the busy highway.
“The Mareeba Turf Club has ample space to accommodate the stalls and the management of traffic will be less challenging,” the spokesperson said.
Mareeba Mayor Angela Toppin said council would assist the committee by advertising the new location when the arrangement becomes final.