This Week in the Market, Edition 97 – 30 August 2016

In today’s This Week in the Market, we continue to conversation on Market trading hours, changes to Wi-Fi in the Market and warm up with special offers from Food Fellas Cafe.   

Market News

Market trading hours – have you voiced your opinion?

With so many different opinions and business types using the Market on a daily basis, the criteria used when making a decision about Market hours include: 

  • Travel times and traffic congestion;
  • Strength and resilience of the Market;
  • Impact on produce quality;
  • Impact on supply chain integrity;
  • Staffing, quality of life and workplace health and safety; and
  • Operational efficiency.

What’s next?

Consider some different trading hour scenarios and how they would impact your business. What are the pros and cons of starting earlier or starting later?

You can submit your feedback directly to McKinna et al who are currently consolidating the feedback on trading hours. Call McKinna et al on 9696 1966 or email alternatively you can talk with your Advisory Committee members.

Changes to Wi-Fi in the Market

Since opening in August 2015, the Wi-Fi in the Market has been available free to all Market Users. 

The free trial period will be concluding on 30 September, 2016. 

Still need Wi-Fi? The MMA has plans available for small, media and large data usage. If you would more information on Wi-Fi packages available or to discuss your business data needs contact the MMA on 9258 6100 email 

Reminder – Forklift and Electric Vehicle storage


Thank you to everyone who’s started cleaning up their forklift and electric vehicle storage areas in EFS 1, 2 and 3. We’ve seen a great improvement this week.

As we prepare for renumbering the bays to increase efficiencies in these storage areas, we would like to remind all forklift and electric storage bay users to:

  • Remove all rubbish, pallets or bins. These areas are for forklifts and electric vehicles only.
  • Park in your allocated bay. If your unsure of your bay allocation, contact the MMA on 9258 6100.

Stay tuned for more updates in the coming weeks


Hungry? Check out these great offers from Food Fellas cafe!



Industry News

Save the Date – Melbourne Market Golf & Bowls Day

Make sure you put this date in your diary, Friday 24 March 2017. The Melbourne Market Golf day is back in 2017 and this year it includes Bowls!

The day is sure to be a sell out and with 100% of the proceeds raised going to Debra Australia, you can have a great day and support a worthy cause. 

Keep your eyes peeled for more details on the event page.

Have your say on the future of Australia’s measurement system invite you to have your say on the future of Australia’s measurement system.

How do I know if the measurement system effects me?
The measurement system impacts everyone. But if your business produces, imports, sells or buys goods or services based on measurement, having your say is particularly important.

How does measurement affect my business? 
The measurement system protects both consumers and businesses, to ensure they receive the correct weight, volume or length of goods that they’ve paid for.
For example, if your business sells fresh produce by the kilogram, the trade measurement system helps you make sure that you’re selling precisely 1 kilogram.

Why is the measurement policy being reviewed?
The policy objectives of Australia’s measurement system are being reviewed to ensure that they best serve the needs of Australian businesses, consumers and government.
A Discussion Paper has been developed to get you thinking about the potential changes and issues that impact Australia’s trade measurement system.
The National Measurement Institute (NMI) is responsible for Australia’s measurement system.

Have your say

  • Read the Legal Metrology Policy Review Discussion Paper.
  • Consider the key questions posed in the paper.
  • Fill out the online submission form by 12 September 2016


Nice one!

If you’re passing through the fruit and vegetable trading stands be sure to look up!

The original clock from West Melbourne has been restored and is now hanging proudly above the trading stands.

Key Dates

Secondary power shut downs

  • 31 August

Forklift and electric vehicle storage renumbering

  • September

Fresh State Gala Ball 2016

  • 3 September 2016


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