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Molly Furzer commented

Newtown Neighbourhood centre's market is true to the historical character of Newtown - second-hand wares, affordable snacks, alternative handmade clothing and jewellery. As a local, I visit the market in addition to shopping at the retailers on King St. The market provides a personal ambience to Newtown that is taken away by the intense traffic on King St. The market actually makes it a pleasure to linger in a public space in Newtown, rather than rush by.
I teach yoga in two locations on King St within a block of the Neighbourhood Centre. At night there is often a band set up on the footpath playing music while at day there is a market stall or the larger Saturday markets. All of this adds to the character of Newtown - where else do you see a fully amplified band playing on a footpath?
As more chain retailers open on King St, and the quirky shops disappear due to rising rent, we must at least retain some of the arty/alternative nature that has brought residents and visitors to this area for the past few decades. Newtown is at risk of becoming a boring version of inner-city suburbia without the individuality it has become famous for.
I would also like to suggest that the markets are providing a more affordable service for people on low incomes.
It seems that council members regard King St as purely a business district and not a community centre. I implore council to approve this DA and ensure that the markets can proceed into the future.

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