This Week In The Market – 17 September 2019

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In this week’s Market News:- Children in the Market
– Thanks for doing the right thing
– Funding for Women’s Leadership Development

Market News

Children in the Market

Children in the Market is back these school holidays, giving everyone a chance to bring their kids into the Market to see Mum or Dad in action at work.
Children will be allowed to enter the Market on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 September; however, it is essential you register any children planning to attend by no later than Monday 23 September by handing in a completed registration form to the Customer Service Centre.
Click here to download a registration form.

Good behaviour vouchers

Market Relations Officers (MRO) have been keeping their eyes peeled recently, but not for a reason you might think. They have been on the lookout for Market users who are doing the right thing, so they can reward them.
Over the past few months, MROs have given out over 250 ‘Thanks for doing the right thing’ coffee vouchers that can be redeemed at Market cafes up to the value of $5, enough for a hot coffee!
Whilst it’s just a small gesture, Market users have appreciated being noticed for their positive behaviour. Some of the things people have been rewarded for include; cleaning up common areas, always wearing a seatbelt, helping others, and doing things to improve the safety of the site.
Well done to all our voucher recipients and to everyone else who helps make the Market a great and safe place to be.

Smoking is only permitted in designated areas

For the health of all Market users and to help ensure the food safety standrads of produce, smoking in the Market is only permitted in designated smoking areas.
Smoking is not permitted in stores, on the Buyer’s Walk, on the trading floor or anywhere not clearly signed as a designated smoking area. If you are found to be smoking in a non-designated area it carries a 1 demerit point penalty. Please also make sure you dispose of cigarette butts in the appropriate manner.

Ready to give up? visit the Quit website for tools on resources that will help you kick the habit for good.

Weekly words of wisdom

Gabriele’s safety tip is one we can all take on board, slow down and watch your surroundings.
Thanks for the great common-sense tip!

Fire warden training

After several requests from Market businesses, a fire warden training course will be held for Market tenants. Business Principals can nominate themselves or a representative from their business to attend the course, free of charge.
Those who attend the training will gain the skills needed to be a fire warden for their business in the event of an emergency.
When: Monday 28 October 2019, 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Where: Conference Room, Ground Floor, Administration Building
Cost: Free of charge

Are you concerned about your drinking or drug use?

There are many organisations that offer drug and alcohol-related support services.
Direct Line – 1800 888 236
DirectLine provides a confidential 24-hour telephone counselling, information and referral service for anyone in Victoria wishing to discuss alcohol or drug-related issues.
A comprehensive list of other drug and alcohol support services can be found on the Alcohol and Drug Foundation website at

AFL Grand Final public holiday

The Market will be closed on Friday 27 September for the AFL Grand Final eve public holiday.
If your parking permit only allows access on a day that falls on a public holiday, and you would like to come to the Market on an alternative adjacent day, you will not be charged for parking and can enter the Market. However, your regular bay may not be available. Please see a Market Relations Officer on arrival for instruction.

Industry News

Funding for Women’s Leadership Development

Funding grants of up to $10,941 per person are currently available to women who work in the horticulture sector to support their participation in a leadership development program.
The grants have been allocated as part of a joint funding arrangement between Women & Leadership Australia and Hort Innovation, and provide access to one of three part-time practical courses.
Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form at

Key Dates

  • Children in the Market – Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 September
  • Grand Final Public Holiday – Friday 27 September

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