Flower Market Circular, Edition 48 – 8 November 2016

In today’s Flower Market Circular the outcome of the Market trading hours consultation is revealed, we invite all Flower Market users to emergency management training and reminder for closure of the cool room EOI. 


Market News

Market trading hours review

Thank you to all Market users who participated in the consultation process on Market trading hours.

During our review, the focus was on understanding the point of view from all Market stakeholders as well as the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the Market. The consultation involved meetings with each Advisory Committee and opportunities for the broader Market community to provide feedback via phone, email and face-to-face. This was followed by a survey of business principals encouraging representatives of all businesses to have their say.

The table below outlines the general preference and rationale from each of the groups within the Market (although opinions do differ within each group too). 

In addition to the feedback received from Market users, operational issues were also considered including early buyers, different trading hours on different days and the impact any changes to trading will have on the future of the Market.

Overall, the outcome is trading hours will remain the same for the Flower Market. The Fruit and Vegetable Market will also remain the same. More details on the conclusion and rationale for Market trading hours is available here.  

For more information on Market trading hours, contact the MMA on 9258 6100. 

Emergency Management at the Melbourne Market

To assist in creating a safe working environment, the MMA is offering a free training session on the emergency management procedures at the Melbourne Market exclusively for the Flower Market.

The 15 minute briefing will provide information on:

  • location of emergency assembly areas
  • warden structures and cover some basic responsibilities
  • raising the alarm of an emergency
  • evacuating safely in the event of a fire or hazardous materials emergency
  • the type of fire equipment.

These sessions are open to all with hot drink provided for attendees.


When: Thursday 24 November
Where: Market Expresso Bar, Flower Market
Time: Multiple session times are available. Choose from 5:30am, 6.30am or 7:30am – each session will run for approximately 15 minutes.

For more information contact the Help Desk on 0437 006 459.

Reminder – Expression of Interest for Flower Market cool rooms closing this Thursday.

The Expression of Interest (EOI) for the construction of two additional cool rooms in the Flower Market is now open. 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.


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Key Dates

EOI for Flower Market cool rooms closing

  • 10 November 2016

Emergency Management at the Melbourne Market

  • 24 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

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