This Week in the Market, Edition 112 – 19 December 2016

In today’s This Week in the Market, find out how the summertime roadworks will affect you, an important Christmas message from the MMA plus view the 2017 schedule of fees. 


Market News

Happy holidays from the MMA

Image result for merry christmasAs we come to the end of our first full calendar year at Epping, it’s great to see the Market buzzing with activity and fresh summer produce. We’ve come a long way since the move in August 2015, and we look forward to continuing to work together in 2017.

This week is set to be one of the busiest weeks of the year.  With the festive season upon us, we would like to remind all Market users that the sale and consumption of alcohol and drugs is not permitted at the Market.  Safety comes first –  any person affected by consumption of alcohol or drugs can be ejected from the Market.
We would like to wish all Market users a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy new year. 

To view Market trading hours during Christmas and New Year visit the Melbourne Market website

This will be our final edition of This Week in the Market for 2017. Weekly updates will resume mid-January. If you require any updates or information during this time contact the MMA on 9258 6100. 


Summertime roadworks

VicRoads warning all drivers to plan ahead as extensive roadworks will be carried out across Melbourne from 26 December 2016 to 25 January 2017. Electronic road signs and advice about alternative routes will help guide drivers through the work zones and detours.

To plan ahead, please visit VicTraffic(External link) or download the VicTraffic app.

Tullarmarine Freeway

The Tullamarine Freeway will be closed in both directions between the Calder Freeway and the M80 Ring Road from 10pm Thursday 5 January to 10am Sunday 8 January 2017.

Detours during the closures will be clearly signed and below is a map showing the alternate routes. Click on the map to view a larger image. 
Map showing outbound detours to the airport, the Tullamarine north of the M80 and eastbound on the M80.
For more information on the Tullamarine closures head to the VicRoads website or download the factsheet

Other closures during this time include the West Gate BridgeWest Gate Freeway, Pakenham Bypass and more. The VicRoads website contains full details of closures as well as maps for alternative routes during this time.  

Fees update

On 1 January each year, general Market fees, including access cards and parking, increase by a fixed 4 per cent. This is consistent with annual increases incurred at West Melbourne. 

While this increase usually occurs every year, there was no increase applied to general Market fees on 1 January 2016 as we settled into the new site.

Click here to view the schedule of fees as of 1 January 2017.  

Store leases and warehouse leases increase 31 August or the anniversary of the lease term annually. 


Industry News

On-site forklift refresher training by Melbourne Polytechnic – final dates for 2016

Do your staff require extra training? 

This on-site forklift refresher training will assist safety conscious organisations to keep their workers’ skills up to date and current. Training will provide workers with information about current WorkSafe regulations and/or legislation and standard operating procedures as well as site safety and safe driving principles.

Training will be at the Melbourne Market in 3 hour blocks over a 2 day period for a total of 6 hours.

Training dates:

  • 21 and 22 December, 2016.

Time: 8.00am to 11.00am
Cost: $324.50 (includes GST)

At the end of the course participants will receive a certificate of participation.

For further information regarding course dates in 2017 please call 03 9269 8615 or email:

Download the flyer.

It’s lychee season!

Lychee point of sale kits are now available for collection outside the Customer Service Centre. 

Each kit includes two shelf wobblers, posters, recipe booklets and a lychee information sheet. 

Supplies are limited so be sure to get in quick!

Northern Industry Student Placement Program (NISPP): tertiary student placements – a free NORTH Link service to benefit your business

Do you have a workplace project that a tertiary student could complete for you? In 2017 we’ll be commencing our expanded NISPP. This placement service connects local businesses with tertiary students from leading higher education providers. It’s easy, flexible and available to businesses of all sizes.

  • Draw on temporary talent to complete your workplace project.
  • Access the latest skills and ideas from motivated, knowledgeable students.
  • Get a fresh perspective on your business.

Find out more at or email Karen Stephens at


Key Dates

Final day for Foodbank pick up

  • Monday 19 December 2016

Forklift refresher training

  • 21 and 22 December, 2016

Christmas Day and New Years public holidays

  • Sunday 25 December – Christmas Day
  • Monday 26 December – Boxing Day public holiday
  • Tuesday 27 December – Christmas Day public holiday
  • Sunday 1 January – New Years Day
  • Monday 2 January – New Years Day public holiday


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