Flower Market Circular – Edition 25

Today’s edition includes a reminder about cleaning of the Flower Market and additional bins.


At the Market


Cleaning in the Market  

As we ramp up to a busy time of year for events, weddings and celebrations, the Melbourne Market would like to remind all Flower Market stand holders of obligations for keeping your licenced area clean.   To help to keep the Flower Market clean and safe for all users, below are a couple of things to remember:

  • Keep your stand (including cool rooms) clean, tidy and in good condition. This means removing all rubbish, sweeping and removing all small waste such as leaves and petals and, if required, hosing down your licenced area with the hoses provided.
  • Remove all your waste at the end of the day and place in the appropriate bin. The nearest recycle station is located on the South side of the Flower Market. Read more about recycling and view the map showing recycling station locations here.
  • The MMA cleans the common areas of the Flower Market such as the walkways between stands.

Remember – any waste left on your stand at the end of the day will be removed by the MMA at the cost of the licensee.

For further detail, refer to clause 7.1 and 7.3 of your licence agreement.


veterensCelebrating the veterans of three Markets  

Recently, a number of Market veterans took time out from working and obligingly posed for a group photo. Veterans of Queen Victoria, West Melbourne and Epping Markets, and all of them still working, they all have some colourful stories to tell. Thanks to each of them for taking the time to participate in this photo. The MMA is in the process of printing and framing a copy for each person in this historic picture.


Additional bins  

Several people have provided feedback that more bins in the Flower Market would be useful, to dispose of small items such as coffee cups. We appreciate the feedback and are pleased to report additional general waste bins will be placed at the internal pedestrian exit/entry points shortly. Plus an organic skip for all green waste will be placed at the northern end of the Flower Market. This is in addition to the general waste bins that have been installed outside the western end of the Flower Market.


Industry News 


Have you just hired a young employee?

You may be eligible for up to $7500 to assist with training costs through the Industry Skills Fund – Youth Stream. The fund includes a pilot program, Training for Employment Scholarships for small to medium businesses. The programs assist business by supporting job-specific training for new and young employees. Programs are available nationally until 30 June 2016. For further information visit the Department of Education and Training website or speak to Derek or Adam from Recruitment Unlimited on (m) 0423 879 748 about staffing and recruitment specific to the Market.


Key dates


Parking inquiries

Monday and Thursday

Parking queries and payments can be made by visiting Store 78 (across from the Customer Service Centre) on the Fruit and Veg Buyers’ Walk from 5.00 am to 9.00 am on Monday and Thursday.


For all enquiries call 03 9258 6100

7AM - 3PM, MON - FRI