This Week in the Market edition 140 – 18 July 2017

In today’s This Week in the Market, recycling rates on the rise at the Market, an exciting retail concept available and reportable incidences are down.

Market News

Recycling rates on the rise

Did you know recycling rates at the Market are at an impressive 89 per cent? This is a tremendous effort from the Market community which is dedicated to achieving a cleaner, greener Market.Remember, you can save your business money by recycling and the disposal charges are as follows:

  • Sorted recyclables including cardboard, paper, polystyrene and plastic are recycled free of charge.
  • The first 40 kilograms of uncontaminated/clean organic waste can be recycled free of charge with every additional kilogram charged at a rate of $0.075 (ex GST) per kilogram.
  • $0.19 (ex GST) per kilogram for general waste and contaminated organic waste for landfill.
  • Unsorted waste delivered to the Recycling Transfer Centre will be charged at the general waste/landfill disposal rate.
  • Plain pallet disposal is free at the Recycling Transfer Centre and dedicated plain pallet drop off stations are also available around the Market.

For further information about recycling visit here.

Tenancy 70-74 on the Buyers’ Walk available for lease

The opportunity for an exciting new retail concept in the Market is now available.Tenancy 70-74 is 194sqm and is available immediately for lease.While the sale of fruit and vegetable is not appropriate, the space would be ideal for other grocery products not available at the major supermarkets which green grocers could stock to complement their fruit and vegetables.

For further information, contact Matt Elliott on 0448 908 821 or

Reportable incidences down

Image result for thumbs up imageReportable incidences at the Market are down 40 per cent compared to the same time last year.

Incidences include damage to MMA property such as hitting roller doors, bollards or buildings.

Well done to the Market community for achieving this result and remaining safety conscious.

Industry News

The Australian Export Awards

Applications are open until 31 July for the The Australian Export Awards (AEA), a national program that honours Australian businesses for their export achievements and contribution to Australia’s economic prosperity.

You can enter the AEA for free through your state or territory’s export awards program.

There are 12 national award categories and state and territory winners will automatically progress as national finalists in their category.

The Australian Exporter of the Year will be selected from the national category winners.

Visit for more information and how to apply.

Forklift Refresher Training discount

Market users can complete a Forklift Refresher Training course for the new special price of $125 including GST.

The following training dates are available:

  • 18 and 19 July 2017
  • 22 and 23 August 2017
  • 20 and 21 September 2017
  • 18 and 19 October 2017
  • 22 and 23 November 2017

For further information call 03 9269 8615 or email

Key Dates

North Jobs Fair

  • Thursday 3 August 2017

Fresh State Gala Ball

  • Saturday 26 August 2017

For all enquiries call 03 9258 6100

7AM - 3PM, MON - FRI