A Fresh and Flavorful Shopping Haven in Wyndham!
Exciting developments are underway for the eagerly anticipated Starrpoint Market in Point Cook. This unique marketplace is all set to become a vibrant destination, exclusively offering a delightful assortment of fresh produce and delectable foodstuffs while promising numerous job prospects, boosting tourism, celebrating the bounty of the Werribee South Food Bowl, and ensuring safety near the nearby RAAF Base.
At the recent Council planning committee meeting, crucial amendments and officer recommendations were voted in, bringing the market one step closer to fruition. The focus of Starrpoint Market will be on fostering local connections and promoting sustainable living through its exclusive selection of goods.
Envisioned by Joe Schembri, the market will boast an impressive 93 stalls, each brimming with various locally grown vegetables, quality meats, and other mouthwatering food items. It will serve as a haven for food enthusiasts seeking the freshest and finest ingredients to enhance their culinary experiences.
Beyond tantalizing taste buds, the market is also expected to create numerous job opportunities, both directly and indirectly. The economic impact assessment foresees a turnover of $63.6 million during the market’s first year of operation, promising economic prosperity to the local community and beyond. With an estimated 577 direct jobs, including stall holders, and an additional 341 indirect ongoing jobs, such as suppliers, the market is set to be a significant contributor to the local economy.
Starrpoint Market is not just a place to shop; it aims to be a cultural hub that attracts tourists and visitors from all around. With its vibrant ambience and array of fresh produce, the market is poised to become a tourist attraction, drawing people to the charming Point Cook area and boosting tourism in Wyndham.
Moreover, the market’s commitment to selling only fresh produce and foodstuffs celebrates the region’s agricultural heritage, particularly the Werribee South Food Bowl. By providing a platform for produce from the Food Bowl to be sold to nearby residents and beyond, Starrpoint Market supports local farmers and agricultural activities. This sustainable approach ensures that customers have access to high-quality, locally sourced products, enhancing the community’s bond with the land and its culinary traditions.
In addition to its impressive offerings, Starrpoint Market is dedicated to ensuring safety and complying with regulations, especially given its proximity to the nearby RAAF Base. To address safety concerns, an Aviation Safety Management Plan will be meticulously prepared, covering aspects like bird management, external lighting, and vegetation height. This commitment to safety underscores the market’s dedication to creating a secure and enjoyable shopping experience for all its visitors, while also being considerate of the activities at the RAAF Base.
In a world where conscious consumer choices are gaining significance, Starrpoint Market’s commitment to sustainability, job creation, supporting local agriculture, and ensuring safety near the RAAF Base is a commendable step towards a healthier and more environmentally responsible future. It is sure to become a cherished destination for those seeking the finest and freshest flavours that Melbourne’s outer west has to offer while promoting economic growth, celebrating the region’s unique culinary heritage, and safeguarding the well-being of its patrons and the surrounding community.