Subiaco markets should be reopened: councillors

The abandoned Pavilion Markets. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d399609
The abandoned Pavilion Markets. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d399609

Councillor Paul Clements submitted a motion to last week’s corporate community and technical services committee meeting asking City staff to investigate whether the owners would reopen the markets.

The proposal sparked diverse debate among councillors, who agreed action was needed at the site but questioned the likelihood of the developer supporting and running the markets.

‘Obviously it will need a lot of hard talk, and maybe some compensation for the loss of development, but I believe it is worthwhile to have that conversation,’ Cr Clements said.

‘Markets are very popular (but) unless they have a permanent home’