This Week in the Market edition 132 – 23 May 2017

In today’s This Week in the Market, an update on the Yarra Valley Water Waste to Energy Facility, Wi-Fi access at the Market and a reminder about the Queen’s Birthday trading hours.

Market News

Yarra Valley Water Waste to Energy Facility update

The Melbourne Market announced its partnership with the Yarra Valley Water Waste to Energy Facility last year, which provides an environmentally friendly disposal solution for the Market’s clean organic waste.

The facility became operational earlier this year and approximately 70 tonnes of organic waste is sent from the Market per month to the site.

The waste is broken down into a liquid form and goes through a special conversion process to create renewable energy, which is then used to operate the Yarra Valley sewage plant. Any surplus energy is exported to the electricity grid which reduces Victoria’s reliance on coal fired electricity.

Market users can help support this initiative by ensuring their organic waste is separated properly.

For more information about waste separation and recycling at the Market visit our website here.

Wi-Fi access at the Market

Image result for wi fi symbolDo you wish to secure Wi-Fi for your business in the Market? The Melbourne Market offers onsite Wi-Fi via a user pays system.

To secure Wi-Fi for your business simply:

  1. Download and complete the Wi-Fi application form.
  2. Choose the package that best suits your business needs.
  3. Return the form to the MMA with your payment and your account will be created.

Wi-Fi is available within the main fruit and vegetable trading floor and buyers’ walk, the flower market, parking areas and warehouses 5 and 6.

For further information contact the MMA on 9258 6100 or email.

Queen’s Birthday public holiday reminder

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A reminder the Market will be closed for the Queen’s Birthday public holiday on Monday 12 June.

Refer to the Melbourne Market website for full details regarding the Queen’s Birthday trading hours.

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:

  • 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 call 03 9269 8615 or email:

Key Dates

Queen’s Birthday public holiday

  • Monday, 12 June 2017

Forklift refresher training courses

  • Tuesday, 20 June 2017
  • Wednesday, 21 June 2017

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