This Week in the Market edition 153 – 17 October 2017

In today’s This Week in the Market, the World Markets Congress starts next week, businesses with unpaid invoices face lockout, the Melbourne Cup public holiday, an update on the LED project and an office space for rent.

Market News

Melbourne Market on show next week

The World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) Congress starts next week from the 23-25 October.

On Tuesday 24 October from 6:00am, nearly 150 local and international delegates from wholesale and retail markets will be visiting the Market for a tour and breakfast.

Assist in showing off the world’s best Market by keeping your work area especially clean and tidy on this day.

You can read more about the Congress here.

Businesses with unpaid parking invoices face lockout tonight

Businesses with outstanding parking invoices should have received a SMS yesterday reminding them full payment was required immediately to avoid disruption to Market access after 11.59pm tonight.

If parking invoices are not paid in full by the business principal or nominee, all employees linked to the business won’t be able to access the Market and cards will remain inactive until full payment has been received.

Payment methods:

  1. Visit the Customer Service Centre between 4:00am to 11:00am today to make a cash or credit card payment.
  2. Call the MMA on 9258 6100 between 8:00am to 4:00pm to make a credit card payment over the phone.
    Please select option 3 to speak to Finance.

Thank you to those businesses which have paid their parking invoices in full.

Melbourne Cup public holiday

The Market will be closed on Tuesday 7 November 2017 for the Melbourne Cup.The Fruit and Vegetable Market will open at 3:30am on Wednesday 8 November 2017.

Warehouse access remains unchanged on public holidays. Access for warehouse tenants is 24 hours 7 days a week.

LED lighting update

The LED project is ahead of schedule with work commencing in the Buyers’ Walk this week.

Please note scissor lifts will be in operation in the Buyers’ Walk from 10am instead of 12pm.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause but the improved lighting will be worth it!

Office space for rent

Do you need an office at the Melbourne Market or need some extra space to conduct business?

The Melbourne Market Administration Building has been revamped and only one office remains available for rent.

It’s in a prime location at the entry to the Administration Building.

Size:                    76m2
Inclusions:         Meeting room or managers office

To arrange an inspection or for more details call MMA Commercial & Business Manager Matt Elliott on 9258 6100.

Safety in the Market

Forklift operators

If you are a forklift operator or driver you must carry the appropriate licence at all times.

Wearing a seatbelt while operating a forklift is mandatory at the Melbourne Market.

All forklifts and electric vehicles must be registered with VicRoads and the MMA on Market land.

Industry News

Does your business need staff?

Then NORTH Link can assist.

NORTH Link has partnered with the State Government to deliver the Jobs Victoria program, a free recruitment service for companies in Melbourne’s North.

For a broad range of occupations from unskilled to professional, services include:

  • Expert guidance on recruitment
  • Wide exposure to draw on a large pool of candidates
  • Thorough matching of candidates to roles to save time / money and reduce risk
  • Advice on training of new employees and subsidies available
  • Provide follow-up support to address any issues

For more information contact Michael Laccarino on:
Phone:                (03) 9479 5695
Mobile:                0400 643 414

Key Dates

WUWM Congress

  • 23-27 October 2017

Melbourne Cup public holiday

  • 7 November 2017 (Market closed)

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