This Week in the Market – Edition 75

In today’s This Week in the Market find out changes to stand allocation in the fruit and vegetable Market, our new BPAY system explained and what happens next for access card common expiry. 


At the Market

Stand allocation in the Fruit and Vegetable Market

The MMA has been monitoring fruit and vegetable stand usage for some time and has commenced a course of action that will see changes to the allocation of stands on the fruit and vegetable trading floor. 

Those affected by these changes will receive communication from the MMA over the coming weeks. 

Want to know more? Contact our Property Administration on 9258 6100.

Tired of queues? We now have BPAY!

The Market is pleased to introduce BPAY as a payment option for your Market invoices. 

Your next invoice will include an option to make payments for access cards, parking and other charges via BPAY, an electronic bill payment system which allows you to make easy payments directly from your accounts either online or over the phone (excludes rent and utilities). 

Just look for the BPAY details on the bottom of your invoice and  save time today!

Have you lost your access to the Market this week?

If you’re a fruit and vegetable stand holder, or work for a fruit and vegetable stand holder, and lost access to the Market this week, chances are your employer has not complied with their obligations under clause 1.1 (b) Market Operating Rules regarding pooling equipment. 

Re-activating your access is simple, visit the Customer Service Centre to update your pooling account details today. 

Pooling equipment (pallet) accounts are required as the theft of pallets is estimated to be costing the Market community millions of dollars annually, increasing the cost of doing business at the Market. 

Find out more here.

Access card common expiry on 30 April 2016 – what happens next.

Thank you to everyone who sent back their access card changes over the past two weeks. The MMA are now updating details.

Invoices will be issued for all Market businesses from 1 April for renewal costs of all current access cards.

If you have questions regarding your invoice, please contact the MMA on 9258 6100.

Industry News 

Hoppy Easter!

It was great to see the Market buzzing in the lead up to Easter. Flowers are always an Easter favorite along with a range of fruit and vegetables for the dinner table. 

We hope all Market users were able to enjoy some down time over the long weekend and indulge in some Easter treats.

Nominations open for National Awards for Excellence

The 2016 National Awards for Excellence will be held on Saturday 25 June at RACV Royal Pines and will once again be the highlight of the National Horticulture Convention. The Awards for Excellence provide a fantastic opportunity to recognise the outstanding contributors in our industry.

Nominations are being sought in the following categories:

  • Grower of the Year
  • Young Grower of the Year – proudly sponsored by Dow AgroSciences
  • Rising Star of the Year – proudly sponsored by Coles
  • Industry Impact Award
  • Environmental Award – proudly sponsored by Netafim
  • Community Stewardship Award – proudly sponsored by DuPont
  • Innovation Partner Award – proudly sponsored by Boomaroo
  • Innovative Marketing Award – proudly sponsored by CMAA-FMA
  • Women in Horticulture Award
  • Researcher of the Year Award – proudly sponsored by Bayer

Nominations for the 2016 National Horticulture Awards close on 2 May 2016 – make sure your colleagues are recognised for their hard work and dedication to the industry by nominating them today. To view the selection criteria and to nominate, please click here to download the Nomination Brochure.

Melbourne Market Golf Day – Charity Raffle

The Melbourne Market Golf Day is not only a great day out, but it also raises much needed funds for DEBRA Australia.

As part of the day, the Melbourne Market Lions Club is also running a fantastic raffle with excellent odds.

Keep your eyes peeled for ticket sellers around the Market, but to secure your ticket, why not order them right now?

Simply download this form and send it direct to the Lions Club to be in the draw to win a BMW 118i valued at $47,863 and much more. With a total prize pool of over $65,000 you don’t want to miss this.

Order your tickets today!

Raffle winners will be drawn at the Melbourne Market Golf Day on Friday 15 April 2016.

Key dates

Melbourne Market Golf Day

Friday 15 April, 2016. Book now.

Mother’s Day

Sunday 8 May, 2016

For all enquiries call 03 9258 6100

7AM - 3PM, MON - FRI