This Week in the Market edition 157 – 14 November 2017

In today’s This Week in the Market, Emergency Management Training at the Market, Advisory Committee meetings this week, a reminder about completing the Market satisfaction survey, free branded cherry bags available and an office space for rent.

Market News

Advisory Committee meetings this week

Do you have any suggestions for the MMA regarding Market operations or issues regarding the produce industry in general?

Your Fruit and Vegetable Growers Advisory Committee and Fruit and Vegetable Retailers Advisory Committee are here to help.

For a list of the committee members visit here.

Both of these Advisory Committees are scheduled to have a quarterly meeting with the MMA tomorrow.

Please contact the committee members if there’s anything you would like raised in these meetings.

Emergency Management Training

To assist in creating a safe working environment, the MMA is offering a free training session on the emergency management procedures at the Melbourne Market.  The course will provide information on:

  • location of emergency assembly areas
  • warden structures and cover some basic responsibilities
  • raising the alarm of an emergency
  • evacuating safely in the event of a fire or hazardous materials emergency
  • the type of fire equipment.

This session is open to all Market users.

Registration is essential – register your interest by emailing the names of the attendees to


When:  Monday 20 November 2017
Where: MMA Conference Centre, Ground Floor, Administration Building
Time: 8.00am – 9.30am

For queries and more information please contact the Help Desk on 0437 006 459.

Market satisfaction survey reminder

Fruit and vegetable growers and retailers should have received an invitation to participate in an online Market satisfaction survey yesterday.

Don’t forget to complete the short, five minute survey for the chance to win a $100 gift card.

The survey and competition close on 27 November 2017 at 3:00pm so hurry!

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 on the ground floor.

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

Market Emergencies and Market Operations stickers

A reminder to place your Market Emergencies and Market Operations stickers on your forklift, electric vehicle, or in your store or stand.These stickers list the numbers to call when there is an emergency or security issue in the Market.

If you place the stickers on your electric vehicle’s windscreen, make sure you avoid your direct line-of-sight and stick it on the bottom left or right hand corner.

If you haven’t received a sticker, they’re available at the Customer Service Centre for collection.

Industry News

Free branded cherry bags available

To celebrate the arrival of cherry season, Horticulture Innovation Australia has provided some great branded cherry bags for Melbourne Market retailers.

The free bags are available from the Melbourne Market heritage truck in front of the Customer Service Centre.

There are also a few posters for in-store displays and cherry buntings.

Hurry though – stocks are limited!

On-site forklift refresher training

On-site forklift refresher 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:

  • 22 November 2017
  • 23 November 2017

Time:                           8.00am to 11.00am
Cost:                            $125.00 (includes GST) 

For further information please call Melbourne Polytechnic on 03 9269 8615 or email

Nominations open for the Northern Business Awards

The City of Whittlesea is looking to nominate two local outstanding businesses and a Young Business Achiever for the 2018 Northern Business Achievement Awards (NBAA) to be held in March.For more information visit the NBAA website and for a copy of the nomination form, contact the Economic Development team on 9217 2278 or email

Key Dates

Fruit and Vegetable Growers Advisory Committee meeting

  • 15 November 2017

Fruit and Vegetable Retailers Advisory Committee meeting

  • 15 November 2017

Emergency Management Training

  • 20 November 2017

Forklift refresher training

  • 22 November 2017
  • 23 November 2017

Ask the MMA

If you’ve got a question for the MMA email it to

For all enquiries call 03 9258 6100

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