This Week in the Market – Edition 82

17 May 2016


In today’s This Week in the Market pick up your copies of the Market business directory, read an update on forklift route maintenance and save the date for the next free business forum. 


Market News

Melbourne Market Business Directories are here!

The Melbourne Market Business Directories have arrived.
The new edition directories are your complete listing of all Fruit and Vegetable Market store and stand holders.

The new directories also include Flower Market stand holders, warehouse tenants and Market support services.

The directories are available to collect from the Customer Service Centre and the Administration building.   

Recycling Transfer Centre

You may have noticed our new Recycling Transfer Centre, (located near the front of the Market) is almost complete. 

We’re currently working on some finishing touches and look forward to opening the new centre in early June. The new Recycling Transfer Centre will make disposing of waste quicker, easier and more efficient. 

Stay tuned for more details next week. 

Forklift cross over maintenance 

As you may be aware, the undercover forklift cross the MMA has recently completed maintenance on the main, covered forklift route that runs North to South through the centre of the trading stands (T2). This work included grinding of the concrete for a smoother ride. 

The second stage of this work is now scheduled to be completed from Wednesday 25 May to Sunday 29 May. This work will remove the final bump that occurs at the end of the covered section of the route where the concrete meets the asphalt. 

What this means for you

Maintenance on this route will occur outside of main trading hours, however the Southern undercover forklift route will be closed from 10:00am Wednesday 25 May and reopen Sunday evening on 29 May. 

During this time, forklifts will not be able to use this route. Drivers should seek alternate route around the perimeter of the trading floor complex. 

Pedestrian access will remain open during trading hours. 

If you’re unsure, keep a look out for the directional signs, or ask a Market Relations Officer. Alternatively you can view the main forklift routes on the site overview map

These works reduce the bumps in the forklift route, minimising the risk of accidents and loss of produce.

Save the date – free Market business forum

The next free Market business forum has been booked for Wednesday 8 June at 9:30am in the Melbourne Market administration conference room. 

This forum will focus on strategies for business growth and development including providing opportunities for federal government support. 

Make sure you put this date in your diary. Further details will be posted in the coming weeks. 


Industry News 

2016 Young Grower Industry Leadership and Development Mission

Young vegetable levy payers are encouraged to apply for the upcoming 2016 Young Grower Industry Leadership and Development Mission to South America.

If you’re a vegetable levy payer, under the age of 35 and would like to visit some of South America’s leading growing operations in Peru, Chile and Argentina, express your interest by emailing AUSVEG via, call (03) 9882 0277.

The 2016 Young Grower Industry Leadership and Development Mission to South America will be funded by Horticulture Innovation Australia using the National Vegetable Levy, funds from the Australian Government, and voluntary contributions from vegetable growing associations


Ask the MMA

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

Key dates

Free Market business forum – business growth and development

Wednesday 8 June 9:30am

Queens Birthday public holiday

Monday 13 June, 2016 – Market closed

For all enquiries call 03 9258 6100

7AM - 3PM, MON - FRI