I have to say the online survey is suspect, it only asks questions about a limited range of areas. Plus the usual "what post code do you live in" they use to make more claims about people 'taking advantage' of their facilities, as per Adelaide Aquatic Centre.LORD Mayor Stephen Yarwood wants to fix the Adelaide Central Market, even though he says it is one of the world's best.
Yesterday, he launched the Market Vision 2020 strategic review consultation process involving stakeholder sessions and a survey of business owners and market patrons.
Amid the buzz and activity of the markets yesterday morning, Mr Yarwood told The Advertiser that everybody in Adelaide loves the market and he wanted to ensure it stayed that way.
"We really want to know what the community and the traders think about the future of the Adelaide Central Market," he said.
"We want to make it a hustling bustling environment where people come to spend longer and have fun.
"We need a 10-year rolling management plan, to improve the infrastructure over time," he said.
"We are competing with big companies, so need to provide an innovative and competitive market."
Barossa Fine Foods owner Franz Knoll said parking is a big issue and trading hours should extend.
"Because of the popularity of the precinct we have less parking facilities for customers," he said.
"We will trade when people come to the market. If there are consumers out the front of our shops... then the shop keeper will trade."
The first public meeting was held yesterday where business owners were briefed on the survey and able to give feedback.
The online survey is at http://www.adelaidecitycouncil.com/coun ... eview.html <- replaced with direct link.
For example no questions were asked about what types of stores/products people buy, very dubious not wanting to know that. No questions relating to poor lighting, the state of the floor, or over crowding.