Dakabin and Caboolture Treasure Markets Extend Hours in 3-Month Trial

Dakabin Caboolture Treasure Markets
Photo credit: Moreton Bay Regional Council

In response to overwhelming public clamour, the Dakabin and Caboolture Treasure Markets will have longer hours of operation in a three-month trial.

This should give locals longer hours to shop for pre-loved goods at a bargain price.

The trial run is from Tuesday 18 September 2018 up to Saturday 15 December 2018. Should the trial be successful, the extended operating hours will continue.

“The Treasure markets have been incredibly popular and we keep hearing that people want to be able to shop here more than just the current Friday and Saturday openings,’ said Spokesperson for Asset Construction & Maintenance Cr Adam Hain.

New Operating Hours

During the trial run, the opening hours of the Treasure Markets will be:

  • Tuesday – Sunday: 10.00 a.m. – 2.00p.m.
  • Monday: Closed
  • Closed on Good Friday, Anzac Day & Christmas Day

Division 7 Councillor Denise Sims believes the extended hours will give added convenience to local residents wishing to make a visit to the tip shop.

Dakabin Caboolture Treasure Markets
Photo Credit: Moreton Bay Regional Council

“We want people reusing and recycling as much as they can and this message is being embraced more and more in our community,” she said.

“With more options now to visit the Dakabin and Caboolture Treasure Markets, we hope to see more people coming along and seeing what trinkets they can pick up at a bargain.”

Waste Recycling and Reuse

The Dakabin and Caboolture Treasure Markets are an initiative by the Moreton Bay Regional Council to better manage waste disposal. First started 16 years ago, these tip shops have become widely popular among locals.

Dakabin Caboolture Treasure Markets
Photo Credit: Moreton Bay Regional Council

At the Treasure Markets, locals can find pre-loved items such as toys, decorative items, books and music. Shoppers can also find furniture items perfect for a DIY project.

Not only are residents saving money when they shop at the tip shops, but they also help provide employment at the Treasure Markets. More importantly, locals get to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill.

The Treasure Markets are located at the following waste management facilities:

Dakabin waste management facility – 336 Old Gympie Road, Dakabin (700m north of Alma Road intersection)

Caboolture waste management facility – 51 McNaught Road, Caboolture (via Pasturage Road, off Bribie Island Road)

Visit the Dakabin and Caboolture waste management facility websites to know what items can be donated.