Flower Market Circular, Edition 47 – 26 October 2016

In today’s Flower Market Circular we announce an EOI for Flower Market cool rooms,  reminder for Melbourne Cup trading and learn how to save your business money. 


Melbourne Cup Public Holiday – Reminder

The Flower Market will be closed on Tuesday, 1 November 2016. 

Market News

Expression of Interest for Flower Market cool rooms is now open!

The MMA is seeking expressions of interest to ascertain demand for construction of two additional cool rooms in the Flower Market. The cool rooms, if built, will each cover two stands – stands 498 and 499 and stands 798 and 799.

Full details, including costs to the licensee are included in the expression of interest form.

To express your interest in a cool room, complete the form and return it to the MMA by Thursday, 10 November 2016.

For further information, contact Sally Devlin, Property Administrator on 9258 6142.

Lee Mingwei and the National Gallery Visit the Flower Market

On Thursday 11 October, International artist Lee Mingwei visited the Market ahead of the launch of his new exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, The Moving Garden.

Flowers Vasette has partnered with Melbourne Market growers for this unique exhibition providing 1,000 fresh flowers for 106 days totaling over 100,000 flowers!

Lee Mingwei visited the Market along with Catherine Andrews, the wife of Premier Daniel Andrews, and successful business woman Chyka Keebaugh.

The visit received coverage in the Whittlesea Leader. Read the article here.

Learn how your business can save money – Come along to a free info session on recycling in the Market.

Learn about:

  • New initiatives in recycling designed to reduce your Market operating costs including new savings in organic waste and plain pallet disposal.
  • Tips and tricks of the trade to make sure you’re making the most of the Market’s recycling program.
  • Special offers available to Market users utilising IKON for their waste management.
  • Opportunity to talk one-on-one with IKON to discuss your recycling needs.
  • Learn how you can reduce your organic waste bill and get a tax deduction through donations to Foodbank Victoria.

Places are limited, secure your spot and RSVP today.

Image result for free coupon discount icon100KG FREE general waste

Each business attending the free session will receive a voucher for 100KG of general waste disposal at the recycling transfer centre.*

Date: Thursday 3 November 2016
Time: 8:00am to 9:00am
Location: Tenancy 80, Mezannine level of the Buyers’ Walk (above the Customer Service Centre)
RSVP: submissions@melbournemarket.com.au or 9258 6100.

Download the flyer.

*limit of one voucher per Market business. Voucher can only be redeemed at the Melbourne Market recycling transfer centre.


Blitz on recycling contamination

The Market is running a blitz on contamination of bins at the recycling satellite stations.

Recycling at the Market is FREE for cardboard, plastic and polystyrene and can be disposed of in small quantities at the recycling satellite stations or in bulk at the recycling transfer centre located next to Gate 2.

Unfortunately, while many are doing the right thing, contamination of the recycling bins is occurring regularly. This is not only bad for the environment, it’s also impacting on the efficiency of recycling operations.

Market Relations Officers will be monitoring the recycling satellite stations to catch out Market users doing the wrong thing. Penalties, including demerit points against the employer, will apply.

Market Relations Officers will be on the look out for rubbish dumping and disposing of incorrect items in recycling bins.

Melbourne Market Wi-Fi

Image result for Wifi iconThe Melbourne Market offers competitive rates for onsite Market Wi-Fi.

Securing Wi-Fi for your business is easy.  Simply download and complete the Wi-Fi application form, choose the package that best suits your business needs and return the form to the MMA with your payment.

Wi-Fi is available within the main fruit and vegetable trading floor and buyers’ walk, the flower market, parking areas and warehouses 5 and 6.

For further information contact the MMA on 9258 6100 or email itrequest@melbournemarkets.com.au.

Did you know?

Image result for question mark iconYou can now view live traffic updates on your smart phone via the Melbourne Market Navigator App. Simply download the App today for free from the App Store or  Google Play to view the latest traffic alerts and freeway travel times.



Key Dates

Melbourne Cup Public Holiday – Market Closed

  • 1 November 2016

Recycling Info Session

  • Thursday 3 November 2016

Ask the MMA

If you’ve got a question or suggestion for the MMA email it to submissions@melbournemarket.com.au.

For all enquiries call 03 9258 6100

7AM - 3PM, MON - FRI