This Week in the Market – Edition 89

5 July 2016

In today’s This Week in the Market  details on warehouse 7 EOI, licence fee increases and last week’s power surge plus parking permit renewals are now overdue – don’t risk losing your parking allocation!

Market News

Warehousing Opportunities at the Melbourne Market

Consolidate your operations to increase business efficiency at the Melbourne Market.

A range of warehouse opportunities are available.

Buildings 5 and 6

Three 95sqm warehouses will be ready for occupation on 1 September 2016. Please review these documents for all relevant information and complete the registration of interest form by 31 July 2016 to avoid disappointment.

Head to the website to view the location plan and information pack.

Building 7

A modern purpose build warehouse is planned to meet the needs of both sellers and buyers in the Market. Review the draft plan and the registration form on the website.

Complete the registration of interest form by 31 July 2016.

A number of warehouses in this building are anticipated to be directly accessible by light commercial vehicles.

The building is forecast to be completed late 2017, subject to demand.

For more information or to discuss your requirements contact Matt Elliott on 0448 908 821 or email via

Parking permit renewals now over due – don’t risk losing your parking allocation

All 2015/16 parking permits stickers have now expired. All current parking permit holders were issued with new 2016/17 permits enclosed with their quarterly invoice in early June.

Invoices were due for payment by 30 June 2016. If your account remains unpaid, you must take the following actions immediately to avoid losing your allocated parking bay and restricted access to the Market.

  1. Make sure your 2016/17 permit is paid in full.
  2. Remove old (rectangular) permits from your vehicle and replace with your new 2016/17 (oval) permit.

Please note, parking permit stickers are not valid until payment has been made. In accordance with operating rule 11.3 (a) a person parking on Market land must display a valid parking permit authorising the vehicle to park in that parking space.

Parking permit FAQs 

Q. I have unreserved passenger parking, why did I not receive a new permit sticker?
A. Market users with unreserved passenger parking located in P1 are no longer required to display a parking permit. Parking permit quarterly fees must still be paid to avoid restricted access to the Market.

Q. I have a warehouse lease inclusive of a parking permit. What do I need to do?
A. By now, warehouse tenants should have received their parking permits from either the MMA (warehouse 5 & 6) or Property Link. While no payment is required, these permits must be displayed on vehicles using allocated parking bays. If you have not received your permit contact the MMA (warehouse 5 & 6) or Property Link. Warehouse 5&6 permits were delivered to warehouse mailboxes, week commencing 27 June 2016.

Q. I no longer need one or more of my parking permit/s.
A. If you no longer require one or more of your enclosed permits visit the Customer Service Centre in person to return your permit and have the quarterly parking charge removed from your account.
Parking permit stickers are the property of the MMA. Canceled permits that are not returned to the MMA will be charged at $30 (including GST) per sticker.

Q. A number of my vehicles interchangeably use my allocated bay. Can I get duplicate permits?
A. Yes, you can apply for a duplicate permit for additional vehicles.
Duplicate permits will be charged at $30 (including GST) per permit. Please contact the Customer Service Centre to pay for and pick up a duplicate permit.

Contact us

If you would like to speak to someone about your account, contact a member of our customer service team Monday to Friday form 4:00am to 11:00am on 9258 6123 or email

Licence fee annual increases

On July 1,  licence fees  with the MMA increased by 4%. This is as per licence agreements and the quarterly invoice from July reflects this increase. This equates to $91.96 (including GST) per quarter based on a 5 day licence.

Traditionally, all other general Market fees (e.g. access cards, parking) increased by a fixed 4% on 1 January. No increase was applied on 1 January 2016 as we settled into our new site. The next increase on general Market fees will occur on 1 January 2017.

Store leases and warehouse leases increase will occur 31 August or the anniversary of the lease term.

View the updated schedule of fees.

Power surge on Thursday 30 June

On Thursday last week at approximately 10:45am, there was a power surge to the Market site. The source of the surge was from outside the Market and therefore beyond our control.

The MMA responded to the surge immediately focusing on investigating any impact on the central cooling plant. We’re pleased to report, the surge had no impact on the central plant. Two store tenancies were affected due to a trip in their PLC board, however power, and therefore cooling, were returned to their store by 1:30pm.

Power was returned to all tenancies and the MMA continued to monitor tenancies supply of glycol throughout the day.

Industry News 

Fresh State Gala Ball

Registrations are now open to attend the annual Fresh State Gala Ball which will take place on Saturday 3 September 2016 at the Peninsula located at the Docklands.

This is the market’s night of nights and wholesalers, retailers, growers and associated businesses are encouraged to attend and enjoy the festivities.

Crown Metropol are also offering heavily discounted accommodation packages for those attending the Ball from $340 per room which is a great deal available only through Fresh State.

Please contact Kim at Fresh State directly to secure both your Ball and accommodation booking at or for more information visit

Download the flyer.

What to do if you, or someone near you, needs medical attention on site. 

If you, or someone you work with is injured on site, it’s important you seek medical attention immediately.

All Market relations officers are trained in first aid, however if you require a paramedic, Market users should call 000 immediately followed by Market security.

000 operators may ask you critical questions regarding the patients welfare, appearance or breathing. It’s important to stay with the injured Market users and respond to any questions from 000 operators or Market relations officers.

Key Dates

Buildings 5 & 6 available warehouses open for inspection

  • 19 July
  • 27 July
  • 8 August

Warehouse EOI closes

  • 31 July

Fresh State Gala Ball 2016

  • 3 September 2016

Ask the MMA

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For all enquiries call 03 9258 6100

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