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1 October, 2021

Boost for market stall holders

PORT Douglas Markets stallholders will receive discounts from October 1 to help soften the impact of border closures on their businesses.

Douglas Shire Council resolved to offer relief in recognition of the adverse impact interstate travel restrictions has on local small businesses.

Stallholder fees will be reduced to wet season levels and Council will waive the 44 weeks per annum attendance requirement for permanent stallholders.

Douglas Shire Mayor Michael Kerr said like many tourism-dependent businesses, many stallholders are struggling to make money without interstate tourists.

“We just aren’t getting the visitors at the moment, so it is important that we find ways within our means to help out our stallholders,” he said.

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