This Week in the Market edition 123 – 21 March 2017

In today’s This Week in the Market, register your children to visit the Market, a reminder about the use of pallet drop-off stations and new names for our emergency and security numbers.

Market News

Children in the Market

Based on the success of the Children in the Market trial in September last year, registrations are open again for children to visit the Market during the Term One school holidays on Tuesday 11 April and Wednesday 12 April.

The details: 

  • All children entering the Market must be pre-registered and approved by the MMA.
  • Children under 15 years old are not permitted in the Market except for the nominated days as advised by the MMA.
  • The trial will be limited to the first 100 registered children, so be sure to download the registration form here and return it to the MMA as soon as possible to secure your child’s visit.
  • Employees must have the approval of their business nominee prior to submitting their form to the MMA.

Please note, any unregistered children found on site will need to be immediately removed by the responsible adult. A breach of the conditions or Market Operating Rules will incur penalties for the Access Card holder and their employer.

Contact the MMA on 9258 6100 for more information.

Don’t dump waste at the pallet drop-off stations

A reminder the pallet drop-off stations are for pallets only and not waste dumping. Market users should only utilise these stations when they do not have access to a forklift. Market users with access to a forklift should continue to discard their pallets directly at the Recycling Transfer Centre free of charge.

If the pallet drop-off stations are full, either take the pallets to another drop-off station or to the Recycling Transfer Centre. Infringements will apply if pallets are left anywhere on Market land other than these locations or the stations are used for waste dumping.

Emergency and security numbers

Our emergency and security numbers have new names – please ensure these are stored in your mobile phone in case of an emergency or security incident at the Market.

  • Epping Control Emergency – 9258 6120
  • Epping Control Security – 0408 334 555

Have you visited Orino’s recently?

*Valid until 31 March 2017

View the latest edition of MarketFresh News for more great offers from Market cafes during March.

Industry News

Attend a country of origin labelling forum

Don’t forget to register your attendance for country of origin labelling forums which are scheduled for the next two weeks. These have been designed to educate businesses on the required changes and the new labels, including the requirements that need to be met to make ‘grown in/product of/made in’ claims.

There are four forums scheduled in Victoria during March:

  • Albury                               Thursday 23 March (am)
  • Shepparton                       Thursday 23 March (pm)
  • Melbourne (Dandenong)   Tuesday 28 March (am)
  • Melbourne (CBD)              Tuesday 28 March (pm)

The forums will include a demonstration of the online tool which can be used to help identify appropriate labels for food products.

Fruit and vegetable sellers and buyers are encouraged to attend.

Click here to register.

Key Dates

Melbourne Market Golf & Bowls Day

  • Friday 24 March 2017

Children in the Market

  • Tuesday 11 April 2017
  • Wednesday 12 April 2017

Access card common expiry

  • Sunday 30 April 2017

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