Invitation for comment: Proposed weekly fresh food market (Closed)

It is hereby notified for public information that the Shire has received an application for a Permit to Run a Business on Council Land described hereunder:


Proposal:                                  PROPOSED WEEKLY FRESH FOOD MARKET

Location:                                   Denmark Community Resource Centre Carpark

                                                  No.2 (Lot 228) Strickland Street, Denmark (Portion of Reserve 18587)  

Months of operation:                 5 October 2019 to 28 March 2020

Times of operation:                   8:00am – 12:00pm

Days of operation:                    Saturday Mornings           


The proposal is to be considered in accordance with the Shire of Denmark Activities on Thoroughfares and Trading in Thoroughfares and Public Places Local Law 2001.

In summary, the Permit application seeks approval to conduct a 6 month trial of a Weekly Fresh Food Market accommodating between 10 and 30 private stallholders. Produce offered for sale is to include vegetables, fruits, dairy, meats, coffee and other fresh food produce. Some value-added stalls such as soaps, natural cosmetics, bees wax candles and similar are expected, but not art and craft items. A limited number of not for profit food stalls serving hot food/ beverages may be permitted as well as one (1) commercial mobile coffee vendor, however, no food vans/ caravans will be permitted.

Details of the proposal are available for viewing at the Shire Offices, 953 South Coast Highway, Denmark, during business hours (9am – 4pm weekdays) or can be downloaded by clicking on the link on the right hand side of screen.

Comments on the proposal should be lodged with Planning Services, in writing (email is acceptable) on or before close of business on 16 August 2019.  Please note that any comments received may be referred to the applicant to provide them with an opportunity to address the issues raised in the first instance (NB: names and contact details are removed at this point in time).  Should the proposal be referred to Council for determination, all comments will be made publicly available at that time, which may include submitter details. 

This proposal is available for inspection in order to provide an opportunity for public comment as part of the Shire’s assessment process of the proposal. 

Contact Details

Name: Planning Services

Phone: 9848 0313