This Week in the Market edition 129 – 2 May 2017

In today’s This Week in the Market, undercover parking expansion at the Market, funding boost for the North East Link and nominations are open for the 2017 Victorian Regional Achievement & Community Awards.

Market News

Undercover parking expansion at the Market

There will always be opportunities to improve the facilities and the services at the Market.

A key priority is the expansion of the undercover parking, which is a multimillion-dollar project.

The MMA is currently preparing an expression of interest for the design of the canopies which will allow the project to be accurately costed.

This outcome will determine the scale and timing of these important expansion works to enhance the Market’s usability for buyers.

More information will be available in the Winter edition of Marketfresh News, due out in a couple of months.

The MMA welcomes your feedback on potential improvements in the Market – write to us here to have your say.

The North East Link receives a $100 million planning commitment

graphicPlanning for the “missing” link in Melbourne’s Ring Road, the North East Link, has received a $100 million commitment from the State Government.

The road will be tolled and will run from the Metropolitan Ring Road in Greensborough to either the Eastern Freeway in Bulleen or EastLink. It will assist in alleviating traffic congestion and provide superior freight connections in Dandenong and agriculture connections in Gippsland headed for the Market.

Read the article in full here.

Industry News

Forklift refresher training course dates

Forklift refresher training provided on site at the Melbourne Market will assist safety conscious organisations to keep their workers’ skills up to date and current.

The 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 delivered at the Melbourne Market in 3 hour blocks over a 2-day period for a total of 6 hours.

Training Dates:

16 and 17 May, 2017
20 and 21 June, 2017

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 the, call 03 9269 8615 or email:

The 2017 Victorian Regional Achievement & Community Awards

The Victorian Regional Achievement & Community Awards are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions individuals, communities and businesses are making throughout regional and rural Victoria.

The awards include the Prime Super Agricultural Innovation award. Winners will either win $2,000 into an account in their name from Bank of Melbourne or a PRIME7 Television Package.

Nominations are now open for individuals or organisations which deserve recognition and close on 12 July 2017.

To find out more about the awards please click here.

Winter cover crops fact sheet

Image result for winter cropsSoil Wealth and Integrated Crop Protection has released a fact sheet to assist growers in planning their winter cover crops.

The fact sheet includes various information including building the soil structure, controlling weeds and protecting soil from wind and water erosion.

To download the fact sheet, please click here.




Don’t forget to register for Northern Health’s Run Walk’N Chalk

Register now for Northern Health’s Run Walk’N Chalk for the Children of the North charity fun run on Sunday 21 May 2017 from 9.30am.

Click here to register and to find out more.

Key Dates

Forklift Refresher Training

  • Tuesday, 16 May 2017
  • Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Northern Health’s Run Walk’n Chalk

  • Sunday, 21 May 2017

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