This Week in the Market – Edition 84

31 May 2016


In today’s This Week in the Market find out how you can go in the draw to win a Samsung tablet, details on Melbourne Market’s winning bid to host the WUWM congress in 2017 and register for our next free Market forum. 


Market News

Recycling transfer centre opening next week – visit to go in the draw to win a Samsung Tablet!

The new recycling transfer centre, next to Gate 2, is set to open next week on Monday 6 June. 

The new centre will make recycling quicker, easier and more efficient and there are some great ways to reduce your recycling costs too. 

Did you know separating your waste can save more than just your hip pocket?

Visit the new recycling transfer centre during opening week to go in the draw to win a Samsung tablet!

Drop off clean, separated recycling or general waste to our recycling transfer centre between Monday 6 June and Friday 10 June and enter the draw to win a Samsung tablet!

Enter as many times as you like, the more deliveries you do, the more entries you get! Standard disposal fees apply. 

Winner drawn Tuesday 14 June and will be announced on the MMA website and in the weekly Market news. 

Remember, the recycling satellite stations are not for bulk waste. All bulk waste must be taken to the new recycling transfer centre. 

Melbourne Market to host the World Union of Wholesale Markets Congress 2017.

Melbourne Market together with the Queen Victoria Market is set to host the World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) Congress in September 2017 putting the Melbourne Market and its world class infrastructure on the global agenda.

This is a great opportunity for the Australian horticulture sector to not only showcase the quality and diversity of Australian grown produce available for export, but also the new technologies and innovations being implemented nationwide.

The congress is held every two years and is open to both members and non-members of the WUWM. Relevant to all sectors of the fresh produce community, the congress is set to attract around 300 overseas and local delegates and covers key issues including the changing retail landscape, the impact of new technologies, the digital revolution and strategies for the future.

This is an exciting time for the industry and we look forward to sharing further details of the programme of events with the Market Community in the coming months.

Market Event

Free Market business forum – The Entrepreneurs’ Programme with John Lochery

The Melbourne Market Authority would like to invite all Market businesses to attend a free forum on the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme.

Business adviser, John Lochery, with over 25 years’ experience in the Food and Agribusiness industry, has been delivering the Entrepreneurs’ programme for the last three years and will be holding a free information session for all Market users.

The session will include an overview of the programme as well as how your business can participate and benefit from the programme.

When: 9:30am [concluding at 10:30am] Wednesday 8 June 2016

Where: Melbourne Market conference centre, Administration Building ground floor

Cost: FREE!


More information on the session and the Entrepreneurs’ Programme is available on the Melbourne Market Website.


Industry News 

Get ready for SuperStream – an update from the ATO 

SuperStream will soon be compulsory for every employer – so if you have employees, make sure you’re ready. If you have 19 or less employees you need to be using SuperStream by 30 June 2016. All other employers should already be using the SuperStream standard.

If you aren’t ready yet, don’t leave it till the last minute! Make sure you have enough time to get everything done that you need to.

What is SuperStream?

SuperStream is the data standard you need to use to pay super contributions for your employees.
Under SuperStream, you need to pay super contributions for your employees electronically (EFT or BPAY) and send the associated data electronically in a standard format.

What you need to do

More information on SuperStream is available from the Australian Taxation Office website:



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During peak times, the Customer Service Centre may not be able to answer your phone call however, voice messages are answered daily. To ensure a call back please leave your name and contact details.

Key dates

New Recycling Transfer Centre open

Monday 6 June

Free Market business forum – The Entrepreneurs’ Programme with John Lochery

Wednesday 8 June 9:30am

Queens Birthday public holiday

Monday 13 June, 2016 – Market closed

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