LED lighting upgrade at the Market
As the MMA is expecting a substantial increase in electricity tariffs when the current energy contract expires in December, it has been exploring various ways of reducing electricity consumption to help offset the impending price increase.
As a result, the MMA will be replacing all light fittings with highly efficient LED fittings. Recent advances in technology have made this possible and areas will include the Flower Market and Buyers’ Walk, administration building, car parks and canopy, as well as the Fruit & Vegetable trading floor.
This solution brings a number of benefits including a significant reduction in energy consumption, is maintenance free for at least seven years, removes around 6900 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions and will improve lighting levels across the site.
Light level testing was completed recently and a tenancy will be fitted out as a test site to demonstrate the improved lighting colour and level which we can expect from the installation of the new generation LED fittings.
It’s hoped major works will commence later this month with completion due in November.
Parking permit renewals overdue
A reminder all 2016/2017 parking permits have now expired.
If you’ve paid your 2017/2018 parking permit renewal invoice, simply replace your old sticker with the latest version and dispose of your old sticker thoughtfully.
Renewal invoices were due for payment by 30 June. If you haven’t yet paid, please visit the Customer Service Centre to settle your account in full or call 9258 6123.
Please note, parking permit stickers are not valid until payment has been made. In accordance with operating rule 11.3 (a) a person parking on Market land must display a valid parking permit authorising the vehicle to park in that parking space.
Casual stand fee increase
Casual stands in the Flower and Fruit & Vegetable Markets increased by 4% on July 1.
The revised fees are $71.40 (incl GST) per day for a casual stand or $178.45 (incl GST) per day for a casual Flower Stand one week before a major industry day.
You can review the revised fees here.