SUBIACO'S Station Street Markets will stay open for Christmas trading.
Developer Greg Pearce said the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA) Board would meet to determine its ruling on the proposed Coles-Target development in mid-December.
‘On the basis that we will not have planning approval yet, the markets will be open for Christmas,’ Mr Pearce said.
‘We made our final submission to the MRA last week in response to some design issues and we expect an answer, one way or another, before 2015.
‘It’s just a matter of waiting now. After that, we will begin demolition as soon as possible.’
TR & TR Fruit and Veg stallholder Diep Tran said market management had told her the MRA would make its decision on December 17.
The last City of Subiaco council meeting is on December 16.
‘We have been told we can trade up to December 25, but after that we don’t know what our future is,’ Ms Tran said.
‘They have proposed a six-day week leading up to Christmas and I have no idea what they plan for us after that.’
The Subiaco Land Redevelopment (SLR) Committee, which reports to the MRA, is expected to discuss the proposed Station Street Market development on December 3.
SLR committee member and former Subiaco councillor Loren White said he could not comment on the development until all the information was before him.
‘However, (the Subi Centro area) beyond the train station was not historically intended to be a major shopping precinct,’ Mr White said.
MRA chief executive Kieran Kinsella said the MRA needed time to fully assess the application and consider submissions due to the ‘scale and level of public interest’ in the development.