This Week in the Market edition 142 – 1 August 2017

In today’s This Week in the Market, 95sqm warehouses now available in Building 6, new smoking laws commence today and attend the Victorian Farmers Federation Farmers’ Forum dinner tomorrow night.

Market News

Register your interest for 95sqm warehouses now available

Two 95sqm warehouses are now available for rent in Building 6.

Rent is $17,044.10 p.a. ex GST and outgoings.

Download the Warehouse Building 6 Information Pack and the Registration of Interest form here.

The information pack includes the location and layout of warehouses, outgoings, finishes schedule, and frequently asked questions.

The expression of interest period commences today and will close on Monday 14 August.

On Tuesday 8 August and Thursday 17 August the warehouses will be open for inspection.

For more information contact Matt Elliott on 0448 908 821 or

New smoking laws come into effect

The State Government has introduced new smoke-free area laws which come into effect today.

This means smoking at all outdoor dining areas will be banned when food is available for consumption to protect the community from exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke.

The MMA is currently reviewing all existing external smoking areas to determine whether they’re eligible and further communication will be provided once the review is completed.

Did you know?

If you cease using a market vehicle including a forklift or electric vehicle, you are required to inform the MMA to stop any future charges for these items.

Complete the necessary sections of the Forklift and Market Approved Vehicles Registration form and visit the Customer Service Centre with the signed paperwork.

Industry News

Have your say at a Farmers’ Forum dinner

All farmers are welcome to attend the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) Farmers’ Forum dinner in Yering tomorrow from 6:00pm to 9:30pm.

It’s your chance to find out information regarding the new Horticulture Code, the policy and IR update, as well as the top three issues which affect you.

When: Wednesday 2 August
Time:   6:00pm – 9:30pm
Where: The Eastern Golf Club
215 Victoria Road
Cost: $20 members
$30 non-members
(including a free drink)

RSVP is essential by today, Tuesday 1 August.
Phone 1300 882 833 or email to book your place.

For more information visit the VFF website.

Free session to identify and trace fresh produce

The fresh produce industry is invited to attend a free session at the Market on Wednesday 9 August to learn how to identify and trace fresh produce.

Presented by GS1 Australia, the session will include the following:

  • Benefits of DataBar for fresh produce – effective use through the supermarket chain and what this means for growers, pack houses and traders
  • What’s happening in Foodservice – identify, captrue and share – and how this is used
  • Traceability of fresh produce in Healthcare – what is being asked
  • How does the fresh produce industry respond to the above requirements

When:  Wednesday 9 August
Time:   9:00am to 10:00am
Where: Market Expresso Bar
Flower Market Cafe

Key Dates

North Jobs Fair

  • Thursday 3 August 2017

Identify and trace fresh produce session

  • Wednesday 9 August

Fresh State Gala Ball

  • Saturday 26 August 2017

For all enquiries call 03 9258 6100

7AM - 3PM, MON - FRI