Rumours of the Carseldine Markets’ demise have been greatly exaggerated.
Ever since the Government announced plans last year to transform the former Queensland University Campus in Carseldine into a $35 million urban village, Carseldine Markets organisers say they have been plagued by concerns of a forced closure.
But market coordinator Mark Power says the Carseldine Markets aren’t going anywhere — in fact, they’ve just announced plans to celebrate their third birthday.
“Celebrating the Carseldine birthday is a way to bring together the community, reinforce how well established the market is and signify that there is no intention of closing down due to the redevelopment or for any other reason,” he says.
Power says he has met with the Department of State Development (EDG), who will be responsible for the former QUT campus’ redevelopment, and they have confirmed the market area will not be affected.
“We were reassured the markets would not be affected in any way. Now we’re just trying to let as many people know as possible,” he says.
Hundreds of market stalls selling farm-fresh produce, artisan breads, gourmet provisions, arts, craft, fashion and more will be present for the birthday celebration, as well as gourmet food trucks and stalls.
There’ll also be special birthday deals and offers throughout the day, live entertainment, a petting zoo and face painting for the kids, and the chance to win one of 50 ‘party bags’ full of market produce and products.
The Carseldine Markets will celebrate their third birthday on the corner of Beams and Dorville Road on Saturday 10 June from 6am to noon. Entry is free and free parking is available.