Flower Market Circular – Edition 33

In today’s Flower Market Circular Market Advisory Committees are announced, Labour day and Easter holiday trading hours are published, find out about access card expiry and tips on how to stay safe in the fruit and vegetable Market.  

Advisory committee members announced!

Congratulations to the new members of the Flower Market Advisory Committee.

Your committee includes:

  • Greg Duffy (Chair) – Mayblooms Pty Ltd
  • Fidrim Halit – Halit Flowers
  • Cheryl Roehrich – Dakota Flower Company
  • Jashar Rustemi – J & E Flowers
  • Danny Malikovski – Five Ways Flowers Pty Ltd

Advisory Committees work with the MMA to advise on matters relating to Market operations and the fresh produce industry. They are your voice in the Market, so be sure to say hi and have a chat.

You can view all Market advisory committees on the MMA website

The MMA looks forward to a productive year ahead working with the Market advisory committees.   

Access card common expiry – what you need to know

To streamline processes at the Melbourne Market, all access cards will now have a common expiry date of 1 May. 

At West Melbourne all access cards expired one year following their issue date. This meant that businesses with a number of card holders, had varying renewal dates for each card holder throughout the year, adding to administrative functions in your business.

Over the next week, all business principals will receive a letter from the MMA listing all access cards linked to their business. The letter requests business principals advise the MMA if any access cards need to be removed from their business (due to employee turnover for instance) to ensure access card renewal invoices are accurate when issued. 

Please contact the Customer Service Centre between 4:00am to 11:00am Monday to Friday if you have any queries. 

Labour Day and Easter Trading Hours in the Flower Market

Labour Day Monday, 14 March – CLOSED

Good Friday, 25 March – CLOSED
Easter Saturday 26 March – 4:30am to 7:30am (normal trading hours)
Easter Sunday, 27 March and Easter Monday 28 March – CLOSED
Tuesday 29 March 3:30am to 7:00am (normal trading hours)

View full list of trading hours here

Top tips for staying safe in the fruit and vegetable Market

Fruit and vegetables can add wonderful colour and texture to floral arrangements, but before you visit the fruit and vegetable Market, it’s important you understand the rules and stay safe. 

We’ve put together some top tips when venturing next door. 

  1. Check out where you need to go before you head off. Download the Melbourne Market Navigator App or check out our maps online.
  2. Stick to the pedestrian pathways. The Market has been designed to keep pedestrians and vehicles separate where possible. Be sure you’re walking on the pedestrian pathways. If you’re unsure, check the signs around you or ask your nearest Market Relations Officer.
  3. We’d recommend you leave your hand trolley behind, however if you have a large collection, please be sure you use the hand trolley on the pedestrian paths only, steer clear of forklift highways.
  4. Ensure you’re kitted out in the right gear. Always be wear your high-vis vest, closed toe shoes and of course, no high heels.
  5. Forklifts are not permitted in the Flower Market car park at any time. While it may be tempting to have your goods delivered, this may result in a breach for both you and the forklift driver.
  6. Familiarise yourself with the Market operating rules.

Flower Market Hoses 

We’ve recently received feedback from Flower Market stand holders regarding the availability of hoses. The MMA have been working to find a solution that is suitable for the Market and are looking forward to sharing this with you soon. 

Thank you for your patience. 

Ask the MMA

If you have a question for the MMA please send it to submissions@melbournemarkets.com.au.

For all enquiries call 03 9258 6100

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