This Week in the Market, Edition 168 – 27 February 2018

Market News

Lunar New Year Celebrations

On Tuesday 20 February the Market celebrated Lunar New Year with traditional blessings and performance from the Chinese Youth Society of Melbourne. We hope you all enjoyed the celebrations!

Did you capture a great photo of the day? We’d love to see it. Email it to

Create a base at the Melbourne Market

A prime open plan office space is now available on the ground floor of the Administration Building at the Melbourne Market.  Located at the front of the Market with direct access to the visitors car park, this location allows for an ideal office position to see your clients.

This 26sqm office space is available from $710 per month (ex GST, outgoings and parking).

Call 9258 6100 for more details or to arrange an inspection.

Industry News

Don’t miss out on this FREE business forum!

Did you know there is a network of jobactive providers who are ready and waiting to help you find staff for your business? And best of all, it doesn’t cost anything and you may be eligble for wage subsidies of up to $10,000!The Department of Jobs and Small Business are holding an info session to help the Market community find out more about the services, programs and incentives that can help you secure staff.The session will be tailored to the Market environment and will include how you can access:

  • screened and job ready candidates;
  • pre-employment training; and
  • work-related equipment and support while new employees settle in.

Find out more about how your jobactive provider can also provide you with access to wage subsidies of up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) to help you increase your workforce and help you to access work experience and internship programs, enabling you to trial a candidate before you hire.

Date: 7 March 2018
Time: 8:30 to 9:30am
Location: Melbourne Market Conference Centre, Administration Building

To find out more register your interest for an information session email the MMA

Register now

Toyota launches new battery electric forklifts 

Australian market leader Toyota Material Handling has launched a new battery electric warehouse models – the 8FB four-wheel counter-balance forklift range.

The new 8-Series FB forklift range offers improved efficiency, productivity, operability and safety compared with the superseded 7-Series models.

There are five 8FB forklifts from 1.5 to 3.0 tonne payload. Key advantages include longer operating times and battery life, reduced electricity consumption to save charging costs, and further updates to Toyota’s industry leading System of Active Stability (SAS) safety technology.

Toyota Material Handling’s product manager, Toyota product, Glen Ryan, said the forklift upgrades delivered benefits for the customer and operator, including improved ease of operation, ergonomics, features and safety. “All the new models have Auto Turn-speed Control, for greater safety when turning with a load and Anti-rollback control.

“The 8FBN now features Slope-Sensing Auto Power Mode which will increase the power to climb a ramp; it improves driving performance and productivity.”

“These models have option of a factory fitted blue LED light, which shines on the floor behind the machine when it’s reversing, to warn pedestrians there is a forklift present.

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Key Dates

Jobactive business forum

  • 7 March

Labour Day public holiday – Market Closed

  • 12 March

Melbourne Market Charity Golf Day

  • 16 March

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