National Flower Centre Circular – 7 June 2023

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World Environment Day

Monday 5 June was World Environment Day, which focuses on eliminating waste and creating a sustainable future for all, both of which are extremely important to the Melbourne Market and our community. Through world-class facilities and environmentally friendly initiatives, the Melbourne Market is a leader in sustainability.

The Market hosts the largest rooftop solar panel system in Greater North-Eastern Victoria. The 2.4mega-watt system offsets 1,772,838kg of carbon emissions, the equivalent of planting 34,381 trees every year.

Last financial year approximately 10 million litres of potable water was saved and 98% of waste was recycled thanks to the generosity of market users and their commitment to recycling.

Our partnerships with Foodbank and Fareshare not only contribute to reducing food waste but help support Victorians doing it tough.

A key priority for the future will be to explore clean electrolysis-derived Hydrogen energy to further offset carbon emissions at the Market.

World Environment Day reminds us there are things each and every one of us can do to reduce our carbon footprint. Want to know the 10 actions to start with? Check out these recommendations from the United Nations on how you can make a difference:

Flower Stands and Cool Room Expression of Interest

There are only 10 days left to submit an expression of interest for Flower Stands 796 and 797 with a cool room.

The stands are in the southeast corner of the National Flower Centre and are approximately 22m2 in size (total 44m2 for both).

Expressions of interest must be submitted via the EOI form which can be found here. Verbal or other methods of interest will not be considered.

Applications close at 4 pm, Thursday 15 June. Thank you to those who have already submitted their interest. The successful applicant will be notified Monday, 19 June.

Should you have any general queries, please contact the Property Team on (03) 9258 6140.

Market Advisory Committee Meetings

The Market Advisory Committees will be meeting on Tuesday, 13 June and Wednesday, 14 June. You can ask your advisory committee members to raise questions or ideas with the MMA.

Advisory committees work with the Melbourne Market Authority to advise on matters relating to Market operations and the fresh produce industry. Committee members are a great source of information and advice for Market users. To find out who the members of the advisory committees are, please visit the MMA website.

Children in the Market

Children in the Market will be back these upcoming school holidays, on Tuesday, 4 and Wednesday, 5 July.

Children must be pre-registered before the event and accompanied by their parent or guardian. Please complete the registration form here, print it, and return it to Customer Service.

*Please note: All submitted forms will be automatically approved unless you are notified otherwise.

Meet the Grower

Meet Riza from Ali Flowers. Riza and his family began selling flowers by chance and 26 years later their business is thriving and they absolutely love bringing a vast range of flowers to the National Flower Centre every week for florists to enjoy.

Melbourne Market Job Board

Do you have a vacancy to fill in your business?
Email for the position to be placed on our online job board.
Looking for a new role? Check out the online job board via the button below.
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