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To Our Wonderful Supporters & Customers. Unfortunately The Olive Tree Market is unable to trade in August. This is a very difficult decision to make-both for our stallholder community & our business. Like our wonderful creative community, our business has been severely impacted during COVID-19.

We have been working very hard with the relevant local authorities & local police, to ensure that when we begin trading, we can operate 100% safely & adhere to all current legislated COVID-19 requirements.

Our stallholders & customer’s best interest is always at the heart of all we do. We want to outline how the decision to ‘not trade’ is based on the current laws & restrictions, so our customers understand this decision. We miss you and want to be back and seeing all of your smiling faces!

MAXIMUM NUMBERS LEGALLY ALLOWED AT
THE OLIVE TREE MARKET SITE IN CIVIC PARK

While the state government has communicated that markets are able to begin trading ‘with restrictions’ this is conditional on the ‘1 person per 4 metres square law.

This means that The Olive Tree Market would be legally allowed to only have a maximum capacity of 300 people within the market at any one time. This is calculated on our event site which is 1200 metres square.

The following numbers illustrate a conservative estimation on how we would need to trade to be compliant:

Olive Tree Market Vendors & Olive Tree Market Staff Onsite
Stallholders: 110
Stallholder Employees: 15
Olive Tree Market Staff: 7
Musicians: 2

Total: 134 people

Customers Permitted Based on Above Numbers:
Maximum: 166 People at any one time.

1 person per 4 square metre rule, 2 people at stall at any one time
In addition, if there is one vendor operating a stall only 1 customer, at any time, would be allowed in a stall

Usual Visitors Numbers:
Our minimum visitor numbers are 3000 people. Operating with the restricted legally allowed 300 people- & enforcing these numbers with our large customer base, isn’t realistic nor appropriate.

Fines for non-compliance

There is a potential $11,000 fine for event non compliance. This would heavily impact our future ability to operate.

My sincere hope is that we can give you positive news on operating very soon. Regulations change on a regular basis.

Thank-you for your ongoing support. The Olive Tree Market

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CIVIC PARK DATES

Open — 9am-3pm
Saturday 1st August 2020- Unable to Trade 
Saturday 5th September 2020-TBC
Saturday 3rd October 2020


MAITLAND DATES

Open — 9am-2pm
Dates to be announced

Twilight Market — 3pm-8pm
Date TBC