This Week in the Market edition 141 – 25 July 2017

In today’s This Week in the Market, usage of the pallet drop-off stations, warehousing opportunities available and the winter edition of MarketFresh News is coming soon.

Market News

Usage of the pallet drop-off stations

A reminder the pallet drop-off stations are to be utilised on-site by the Market community only.

More than 3000 pallets were brought into the Market from off-site last month and disposed of at the pallet drop-off stations while a further 140 were dumped on Market land.

The cost of disposal is significant and it prevents Market users who are doing the right thing from using the stations as they’re completely full.

Pallets brought into the Market from off-site will be charged $9.75 (plus GST) per pallet for disposal.

Warehousing opportunities available

Enjoy the convenience and efficiencies of on-site warehousing at the Melbourne Market.Propertylink have warehousing available on the southern side of the Market between 1,000 and 2,400sqm.

Please contact Vito Salvagio at Propertylink via Vsalvagio@propertylink.com.au or 0410 069 913 for more information.

MarketFresh News

Look out for the winter edition of MarketFresh News which will be available in early August.

Copies will be available at the Customer Service Centre or the cafes and will feature the latest events and updates from the Market, including the Greengrocery training program, irradiation facility Steritech’s future arrival at the Market and the Market hosting the World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) Congress in October.

Industry News

Horticulture Code compliance checks

The ACCC will begin investigating the industry’s level of compliance with the revised Horticulture Code later this year.

The revised code was introduced on 1 April this year and is designed to offer new protections for growers and traders.

Breaching the code could result in an infringement notice or court action, including penalties of up to $63,000 for serious breaches of certain sections of the code.

For other smaller breaches, the ACCC can issue infringement notices to the value of $10,500 for body corporates and $2,100 for individuals.

For further information about the 2017 Horticulture Code visit the ACCC website, which includes FAQs and sample Horticulture Produce Agreements, which may be able to be used as templates.

Forklift Refresher Training discount

Market users can complete a Forklift Refresher Training course for the new special price of $125 including GST.

The following training dates are available:

  • 22 and 23 August 2017
  • 20 and 21 September 2017
  • 18 and 19 October 2017
  • 22 and 23 November 2017

For further information call 03 9269 8615 or email shortcourses@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au

Key Dates

North Jobs Fair

  • Thursday 3 August 2017

Fresh State Gala Ball

  • Saturday 26 August 2017

For all enquiries call 03 9258 6100

8AM - 4PM, MON - FRI