This Week in the Market, Edition 113 – 10 January 2017

In today’s This Week in the Market, we welcome TWFS Australia to the Market, announce trading hours for the Australia Day public holiday and save the date for Chinese New Year celebrations. 


Market News

Turn2 Work Force Solutions join the Melbourne Market

Following feedback from the Market community on the challenges of accessing casual labour hire, in November 2016, the MMA ran an expression of interest for an organisation to provide casual labour solutions direct to the Market community.
As a result, Turn2 Work Force Solutions (TWFS Australia) have joined the Melbourne Market and are ready to assist you with your staffing needs.   
TWFS Australia is a boutique, multi-service organisation providing staffing and workforce solutions for companies all across Australia, offering a service unmatched in the industry.
With extensive experience in both executive and staff recruitment services as well as more recently outplacement services to the automotive industry, TWFS are well qualified to help your business meet their staffing needs.
With additional benefits such as 24/7 availability, onsite personnel, a pool of suitably qualified employees and knowledge on how your business can make the most of any available government grants it’s worthwhile making an appointment with TWFS Australia today.
TWFS Australia are currently establishing an office located in the Market, however in the mean time why not contact them for appointment at your workplace and start the conversation to develop a recruitment and labour hire solution for your business today!
To make an appointment or discuss your business needs contact:
Chris Black
General Manager, TWFS Australia
0427 548 313 or


Foodbank collections have resumed

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After a short break over the holiday period, Foodbank have resumed their collections from the Market this week. 

Organic product that is fit for human consumption can continue to be donated to Foodbank next to Store 148 Monday to Friday from 6.30 am until 9.00 am and is tax deductible at the Market price of the produce.

For more information contact Foodbank on 03 9362 8300.

Australia Day public holiday

The Market will be closed on Thursday 26 January for the Australia Day public holiday. The following trading hours will apply for the Fruit and Vegetable Market: 

  • Wednesday 25 January: 3:00am to 7:30am.
  • Thursday 26 January: Market Closed
  • Friday 27 January: 3:30am to 7:00am

If you parking permit only allows access on a day where a public holiday falls, and would like to come to the Market on an alternative adjacent day (for example your parking permit is for a Thursday and you would like to access the Market on either Wednesday 25 January or Friday 27 January), you will not be charged for parking and can enter the Market. However please note, your regular bay may not be available. Please seek instruction from a Market Relations Officer on arrival.  

Warehouse access remains unchanged. Access for warehouse tenants is 24 hours 7 days a week.

Summertime roadworks

VicRoads warning all drivers to plan ahead as extensive roadworks will be carried out across Melbourne between 26 December 2016 and 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 or download the VicTraffic app.

Save the Date: Chinese New Year 2017

Image result for chinese new year 2017 rooster2017 is the year of the Fire Rooster, and while Chinese New Year falls on Saturday 28 January, the Market will be celebrating with a traditional lion dance touring the Market on Tuesday 31 January from 5:00am.


Industry News

Get ‘Ready for Business’ in 2017 with this great offer from Watson Renault.

Watson Renault are offering Market users the ultimate ‘Ready for business’ package on the Renault Kangoo to give your business a kick start to 2017. 
The package includes a Demo 2016 Renault Kangoo Petrol with a tailgate, as well as:

  • Steel cargo barrier
  • A/C Curtain
  • Reverse parking sensors
  • Front rubber mats
  • Rear storage mat
  • 5-Year warranty

 Pricing, starting from only $20,990 drive away for businesses with an ABN.

Check out the Renault Kangoo, on display in the Flower Market from Tuesday 17 January.

To book a test drive or for more information contact Travis Brooks on 0418 352 786.


Key Dates

Australia Day public holiday – Market closed

  • Thursday 26 January 2017

Chinese New Year celebrations in the Market

  • Tuesday 31 January 2017

Melbourne Market Golf & Bowls Day

  • Friday 24 March 2017

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