Flower Market Circular edition 56 – 1 March 2017

In today’s Flower Market Circular, an important road closure next week, the Labour Day public holiday trading hours and Shop and Win winners announced.

Market News

Hume Freeway detours next week

The Hume Freeway will be closed between Cooper Street and the Metropolitan Ring Road for three nights next week. Please see below important information regarding the detours which will be in place.

Dates: Monday, 6 March; Tuesday, 7 March and Wednesday, 8 March.
Times: 8.00pm to 5.00am

The detours are as follows:

  • Traffic travelling southbound along the Hume Freeway to the Market will be diverted at the Craigieburn exit to the Hume Highway and can turn left onto Cooper Street.
  • Traffic travelling west along the Metropolitan Ring Road to the Market will be diverted at the Sydney Road exit to Sydney Road and can turn right onto Cooper Street.

Electronic road signs will be in place to help guide drivers through the detours. For further information visit VicRoads.

Labour Day trading hours

Labour Day | Melbourne 2017Please see below the trading hours for the Labour Day long weekend.

Flower Market:

Labour Day Monday, 13 March: Market closed

If your parking permit only allows access on a day where a public holiday falls and you would like to come to the Market on an alternative adjacent day, you will not be charged for parking and can enter the Market. However, please note your regular bay may not be available. Please seek instruction from a Market Relations Officer on arrival.

Fruit and Vegetable Market: 

- Friday, 10 March – 2:30am – 7.00am (open an hour earlier)
- Labour Day Monday, 13 March – Market CLOSED
- Tuesday, 14 March – 3.30am – 7.30am (open an hour earlier)

Warehouse access remains unchanged. Access for warehouse tenants is 24 hours 7 days a week.

Shop and Win winners

Congratulations to the following winners of our Valentine’s Day Shop and Win competition.

  • 1st prize – $750 Travel Voucher: Hayley from Sweetpea Florist
  • 2nd prize – double pass to Village Gold Class Cinema: Thia Doan from Greenvale Florist
  • 3rd prize – double pass to Village Gold Class Cinema: Claudio from Flowers by Marilyn
  • 4th prize - double pass to Village Gold Class Cinema: Thanh from Port Melbourne Flowers
  • 5th prize - double pass to Village Gold Class Cinema: Arben from Yarraville Village Flowers
  • 6th prize -  double pass to Village Gold Class Cinema: Ornella from Memento Magico

There were more than 2700 entries with each florist/buyer receiving an entry every time they visited the Melbourne Market in the lead up to Valentine’s Day! Bonus entries were awarded for attending the market three times a week and claiming your MarketFresh business listing. Prizes will be sent out shortly.

Save money by recycling

Don’t forget to RSVP to our free recycling information session tomorrow morning and learn some valuable tips on how your business can save money.

Places are limited so secure your spot today.

Date: Thursday 2 March 2017
Time: 8:00am to 9:00am
Location: The Conference Centre (ground level of the MMA Administration Building)
RSVP: submissions@melbournemarket.com.au or 9258 6100.

For more information download the flyer.

Click here to RSVP now

Flower growers wanted

This year’s Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show will feature behind the scenes video footage of the history and families behind Victoria’s flower farms.

This video content will be displayed to over 100,000 visitors at the show. It will also be part of the launch of a Flowers Victoria You Tube Channel.

Businesses involved will be able to use this footage in their own marketing efforts.

Please contact Flowers Victoria’s Marketing & Events Coordinator Anastasia Volpe to register your interest.

Ph. 0418 282 875
Email: avolpe@vff.org.au

Did you know?

Have you changed address recently? If you haven’t received a letter from the MMA in the past month, your account details could be out of date.

To update your account details contact the Customer Service Centre on 9258 6123 or customerservice@melbournemarket.com.au

Key Dates

Labour Day public holiday

  • 13 March 2017

Access card common expiry

  • 30 April 2017

For all enquiries call 03 9258 6100

8AM - 4PM, MON - FRI