Flower Market Circular – 15 June 2022

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In this edition of the Flower Market Circular:

– HeartKids Hero Day
– Smooth FM turns Floral
– Plastic Sleeve Recycling update

Market News
Children in the Market Returns

We are only two weeks away from the next Children in the Market event, which will be held on Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 June.

Children must be pre-registered before the event and accompanied by their parent or guardian at all times. To register please complete the registration form here and print and return to Customer Service. 

For those in the market on Wednesday, 29 June, a special HeartKids charity event will be held and include entertainment such as celebrity guests, superhero appearances, a magician, a handball competition, breakfast, auctions and raffles; all to raise funds for a worthy cause.

Smooth FM turns Floral

Smooth FM celebrated its 10th-anniversary last week, and the team at Floral Architecture, Alice and Rosie, brought the event to life with flowers through effortless style – utilising texture, depth and palette to create a unique floral experience for their event vision. 

Nova Entertainment will be supporting the flower industry by supplying radio advertising to promote the purchase of flowers during Spring.

Plastic sleeve recycling program update
The MMA is working with Garden City Plastics and Helix Australia to re-establish the flower sleeve program for all market users. The initial trial ran into logistical and contamination concerns, and we are currently finding a solution to collect, process and recycle the sleeves and expect to get the program back up and running later this year.

We will communicate any updates to the situation as soon as they develop. Thank you for your patience and overwhelming participation in the initiative thus far.

Emergency Response Training
The MMA is running a free emergency response training session that is open to all market tenants and users.

When: Friday, June 24th 
Time: 7am – 8am
Where: Conference Room, Ground Floor, Administration Building
Trainer: Glenn Strickland (Evac Services)

Market Advisory Committee Meetings
Early June saw all four market advisory committees meet with MMA Management to discuss relevant market issues.

The MMA provided updates on key projects and initiatives such as, warehousing on the eastern boundary, upcoming market events, the ‘My MMA Portal’, and more. 

As always, a key area of discussion in all four meetings was safety in the market, including some of the recent traffic management changes.

Minutes from all advisory committee meetings are publically available for market users to view on the MMA website. 
To view the minutes or to learn who your advisory committee members are, please visit the website.

Distractions are dangerous. Use of a mobile or similar handheld device while operating a forklift or other vehicles is prohibited, this includes scrolling though social media and sending SMS’s, not just voice calls.

Creating a Pet-Friendly Garden With Non-Toxic Plants and Flowers

Every pet owner knows their furry friends are curious creatures, so it’s important to be aware of which plant and flower varieties are toxic to cats and dogs, there are a number of perennials, annuals, shrubs and trees that are poisonous to cats and dogs.

Click here to find out more.

Melbourne Market Job Board

Do you have a vacancy to fill in your business?
Email submissions@melbournemarket.com.au for the position to be placed on our online job board.
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Ask the MMA
If you’ve got a question for the MMA email it to: submissions@melbournemarket.com.au.

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