This Week in the Market edition 143 – 8 August 2017

In today’s This Week in the Market, Warehouse 6.22C open for inspection today, North East Link route options announced and don’t forget to attend a free session tomorrow to identify and trace fresh produce.

Market News

Warehouse open for inspection today

Warehouse 6.22C is one of two 95sqm warehouses available for rent in Building 6 and will be open for inspection today at 8:30am and 8:45am.

Rent is $17,044.10 p.a. ex GST and outgoings.

Download the Warehouse Building 6 Information Pack and the Registration of Interest form here.

The information pack includes the location and layout of warehouses, outgoings, finishes schedule, and frequently asked questions.

The expression of interest period commenced last week and will close on Monday 14 August.

The warehouses will be open for inspection again on Thursday 17 August.

For more information contact Matt Elliott on 0448 908 821 or matthew.elliott@melbournemarket.com.au

Warehousing opportunity available at Propertylink

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.

Free session to identify and trace fresh produce

Don’t forget to attend a free session at the Market tomorrow to learn how to identify and trace fresh produce.

Presented by GS1 Australia, the session is open to the fresh produce industry and will include the following:

  • Benefits of DataBar for fresh produce – effective use through the supermarket chain and what this means for growers, pack houses and traders
  • What’s happening in Foodservice – identify, capture and share – and how this is used
  • Traceability of fresh produce in Healthcare – what is being asked
  • How does the fresh produce industry respond to the above requirements

When:  Wednesday 9 August
Time:   9:00am to 10:00am
Where: Market Expresso Bar
Flower Market Cafe

North East Link proposed routes announced

The State Government unveiled four route options for the North East Link yesterday.

Option A: South through Heidelberg and Bulleen to the Eastern Freeway, 1 kilometres long including a four kilometre long tunnel.

Option B: Through Greensborough and Lower Plenty linking to the Ringwood Bypass, 24-kilometres long including almost 18 kilometres of tunnels.

Option C: Extends along an existing freeway reservation in Eltham North and passes through sensitive green wedge land in Eltham and Warrandyte. The 26-kilometre route would have almost half its length in a tunnel.

Option D: Also extends along an existing freeway reservation in Eltham North but then forges a new 40-kilometre loop through sensitive environmental and heritage areas in Kangaroo Ground and the Bend of Islands, before meeting EastLink in Wantirna. Almost half would be in tunnels.

The North East Link Authority would like you to have your say on the project.

A number of information sessions will be held during August. For more information click here.

Industry News

Nutrition Australia calls for Fresh Produce Partners

Nutrition Australia is calling for partners in the vegetable industry, and in the broader fresh produce supply chain, to help ramp up its Try for 5 campaign as part of National Nutrition Week 2017 from 15-21 October 2017.

During National Nutrition Week, Nutrition Australia will be encouraging Australians to increase their vegetable consumption to the recommended five serves per day.

Nutrition Australia is looking to partner with members of the vegetable industry, including growers, wholesalers, retailers and associated fresh produce businesses.

Any growers interested in promoting vegetable consumption can get in touch via the Nutrition Australia website.

For more information on National Nutrition Week 2017, please visit here.

Key Dates

Warehouses open for inspections

  • Tuesday 8 August 2017
  • Thursday 17 August 2017

Identify and trace fresh produce session

  • Wednesday 9 August 2017

Warehouses expressions of interest close

  • Monday 14 August 2017

Fresh State Gala Ball

  • Saturday 26 August 2017

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