This Week in the Market edition 133 – 30 May 2017

In today’s This Week in the Market, collisions on the rise in the Market, how to let the MMA know if you no longer park at the Market and a reminder about the Queen’s Birthday trading hours.

Market News

Collisions on the rise

Since 2015-2016 there has been a 27 per cent increase in the number of incidents around the Market. The vast majority have involved damage to roller doors, signs, buildings and bollards.

Forklifts and passenger vehicles are generally the main culprits with drivers not following designated roadways as outlined in the Market’s Traffic Management Plan and as sign posted in the Market.

You may have noticed flags and set up changes to bollards (including using plastic bollards and moving them to different locations to minimise gaps) on the Trading Floor to increase their visibility.

There has also been an increase of passenger vehicles hitting sign posts and bollards within the vehicle parking areas.

The Traffic Management Plan aims to minimise conflicts and create a safer workplace for all, so it’s in everyone’s best interests to adhere to it.

Businesses are also encouraged to discuss and address fatigue with their employees by assessing work-related factors, factors outside work, or a combination of both.

You can find more information regarding fatigue management here.

No longer parking at the Market?

Please ensure you submit a Parking Disposal Form at the Customer Service Centre from the day you stop parking to cease any future parking charges.

Please note if you dispose of a reserved parking bay and you require one again in the future, you will need to reapply and may not be guaranteed the same bay.

A Parking Application Form is available here.

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 courses

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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