Flower Market Circular edition 65 – 7 July 2017

In today’s Flower Market Circular, LED lighting upgrade at the Market, parking permit renewals overdue and a casual stand fee increase in the Flower Market.

Market News

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

Image result for reminder imageA 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.

Industry News

Australian Flowers Week

Australian Flowers Week will be held again from 16 September to 24 September 2017.

The event is designed to celebrate everything about flowers, from the beauty and diversity of Australian grown flowers, to the stunning designs by Australia’s floristry artisans.

You can become involved and support this industry-wide promotion by holding an event, such as a flower arranging workshop, a tour of your farm, or a Flowers Week discount special.

For more information on Australian Flowers Week or to register your event or promotion click here.

Get involved at the North Jobs Fair

The City of Whittlesea is hosting the Melbourne’s North Jobs Fair on Thursday 3 August and is looking for businesses to be involved as stall holders to promote any employment opportunities which may be available.

It’s a great opportunity for your business to have exposure to the wider community as well as filling immediate vacancies and identifying future employees.


Date: Thursday 3 August
Time: 1:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Uni Hill Conference Centre, Bundoora

Click here to find out more information.

To download an expression of interest form, click here.

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

North Jobs Fair

  • Thursday 3 August

Australian Flowers Week

  • 16-24 September

For all enquiries call 03 9258 6100

7AM - 3PM, MON - FRI