[First filed: July 16, 2008 @ 22:31]
Canberra’s Got Style is attempting to launch a jihad to get approval for a genuine handmade market to run in Gungahlin’s Linear Park.
- Handmade Market, ear-marked for Linear Park in Gungahlin (perfect use of space!), plans to bring gorgeous handmade goodies, in the style of ETSY – with an emphasis on style (so you know, I’m all for it!). Jumping through hoops to make it happen is Julie Nichols, jewelery maker and Gungahlin local, who also wants the market to also raise money for Motor Neurone Disease Australia. Julie has town planners, council and local Govt members on her side, so what is the hold up? The Chief Minister’s ok… So COME ON JON… give it the green light…
Anyone who’s sick of seeing the same Chinese mass produced tatt being bootlegged at the other markets around town should be right behind this, and why can’t Gungahlin have something good for once?
So what’s the hold-up Chief Minister?
Those with blogspot accounts can make a statement of support over on CGS.
UPDATED: Jonathan Reynolds reckons the holdup is with Mr. Hargreaves.
ANOTHER UPDATE: Jacqui Burke has leapt adroitly upon the bandwagon by announcing her support for the markets.