Flower Market Circular edition 60 – 28 April 2017

In today’s Flower Market Circular, access card expiry on Sunday, the upcoming Mother’s Day Campaign, Children in the Market wrap up and an update on the North East Link.

Market News

Access card expiry this Sunday

A reminder access cards will expire this Sunday 30 April.

Business principals are advised to pay their access card renewal invoice in full before this date if they have not done so already.

All access cards linked to businesses which have not paid the invoice in full will be deactivated from next week.

Payment methods

  1. Visit the Customer Service Centre between 4:00am and 11:00am from Monday to Friday and pay via cash, credit card or debit card.
  2. Pay over the phone via credit card by phoning 03 9258 6123.

Thank you to those businesses which have paid the full renewal invoice.

Mother’s Day campaign pack available next week

The Melbourne Market Authority and Flowers Vic are supporting local florists and growers with a Mother’s Day campaign.

We have developed point of sale material and a social media campaign to encourage the purchase of flowers.

This includes:

• Mother’s Day posters
• Facebook / Instagram banners for you to use
• Mother’s Day retail and social media tips

We are also running Facebook sponsored ads for customers to find their local florist and order flowers. Check your details are correct at http://www.marketfresh.com.au/listing-category/find-your-local-florist/

Don’t forget to collect your campaign pack at the Melbourne Flower Market on Thursday 4 May from 4.30am. The A2 printed Mother’s Day posters are limited so don’t miss out.

Children in the Market wrap up

There were many children who had fun visiting the Market earlier this month and discovering what takes place.

It was a successful couple of days and thank you to those family members who brought their children and ensured they remained safe at all times.

Stay tuned for information in the future about the next Children in the Market event.

North East Link receives $100 million planning commitment

graphicPlanning for the “missing” link in Melbourne’s Ring Road, the North East Link, has received a $100 million commitment from the State Government.

The road will be tolled and will run from the Metropolitan Ring Road in Greensborough to either the Eastern Freeway in Bulleen or EastLink. It will alleviate traffic congestion and provide superior freight connections in Dandenong and agriculture connections in Gippsland headed for the Market.

Read the article in full here.

Industry News

Registrations are open for Northern Health’s Run Walk’n Chalk for the Children of the North charity fun run on Sunday 21 May 2017 from 9.30am.

Participants can run or walk 3km, starting and finishing at The Northern Hospital on Cooper Street, Epping.

There will be live entertainment, food trucks, market stalls, performances, activities for the kids and much more.

Registrations start from $15 (subject to GST) and are open to children, adults, families and corporate teams.

Click here to register now – the first 1000 registrations will receive a free t-shirt.

Update your details

Have you changed address recently? If you haven’t received a letter from the MMA in the past month, your account details could be out of date.

To update your account details contact the Customer Service Centre on 9258 6123 or customerservice@melbournemarket.com.au

Key Dates

Access card common expiry

  • Sunday, 30 April 2017

Northern Health’s Run Walk’n Chalk

  • Sunday, 21 May 2017

Ask the MMA

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

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