This Week in the Market edition 121 – 7 March 2017

In today’s This Week in the Market, a reminder about parking bay usage, the Hume Freeway closure this week and Labour Day trading hours.

Market News

Parking bay usage

A reminder that wholesalers are allowed to use the parking bays until half an hour before the Market opens and trade starts.

The days and times are as follows:

  • Monday, Thursday and Friday – can be used until 3.00am.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday – can be used until 4.00am.

Wholesalers can use the bays again once trade has finished.

Hume Freeway closure this week

The Hume Freeway will be closed between Cooper Street and the Metropolitan Ring Road on Tuesday and Wednesday this week from 8.00pm to 5.00am.

The following diversions will be in place:

  • 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.

Please use the electronic road signs to help guide you through the detours.

For further information visit VicTraffic.

Labour Day public holiday

Labour Day | Melbourne 2017The Market will be closed next Monday 13 March for the Labour Day public holiday.

Refer to the Melbourne Market website for full details including extended trading hours on Friday 10 March and Tuesday 14 March.

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View the latest edition of MarketFresh News for more great offers from Market cafes during March.

Industry News

Register a bowls team for the Melbourne Market Golf & Bowls Day

Registrations are still open for bowls teams at the Melbourne Market Golf and Bowls Day on 24 March 2017. The charity event aims to raise funds for Debra Australia. Enter a team of four in the bowls event, enjoy lunch on course as well as a sit down dinner. There are some fabulous prizes up for grabs as well as great sponsorship opportunities.

Head over to the event webpage for more details and to register today or download the event flyer and registration form.

Forklift refresher training course dates

Forklift refresher training provided on site at the Melbourne Market will assist safety conscious organisations to keep their workers’ skills up to date and current.

The training will provide workers with information about current WorkSafe regulations and/or legislation and standard operating procedures as well as site safety and safe driving principles.

Training will be delivered at the Melbourne Market in 3 hour blocks over a 2-day period for a total of 6 hours.

Training Dates:
21 and 22 March, 2017
11 and 12  April, 2017
16 and 17 May, 2017
20 and 21 June, 2017

Time: 8.00am to 11.00am
Cost: $324.50 (includes GST)

At the end of the course participants will receive a certificate of participation.

For further information regarding the, call 03 9269 8615 or email: shortcourses@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au.

Download the course flyer.

Key Dates

Labour Day public holiday

  • Monday 13 March 2017

Melbourne Market Golf & Bowls Day

  • Friday 24 March 2017

Access card common expiry

  • Sunday 30 April 2017

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