This Week in the Market edition 146 – 29 August 2017

In today’s This Week in the Market, a major power shutdown in the Market this Saturday, the results of the charity asparagus auction and a safety reminder for all Market users.

Market News

Major power shutdown in the Market this Saturday

Image result for voltage imageA reminder the Melbourne Market will be undergoing routine maintenance for the high voltage power supply this Saturday 2 September.

This means the entire Market will have no power for the duration of the maintenance period from 11:00am to 3:00pm. 

Market users should have received a letter with all the details they need to know but here are the key points below:

  • Before the outage, it’s recommended all tenants with cooling keep PIR panel doors closed to retain desired temperatures as long as possible. As the shut down is only scheduled for four hours, the temperatures won’t change dramatically in cool rooms if PIR panel doors are kept closed. PIR panels used to construct cool rooms are designed to keep temperatures within one degree over a 24 hour period.
  • Check with your cooling supplier to make sure your cooling will automatically resume once power is restored. If not, you will need to either be onsite yourself or have a contractor onsite to check your system is up and running.
  • Consider minimising stock holdings in stores or warehouses during the weekend of 2 September.
  • If you have electronic equipment such as computers or laptops make sure you save all the data before switching them off.
  • Don’t forget to remove all perishables from office refrigerators.
  • You can still access the site during the shutdown but restrictions will apply.

You can also check out the information on the MMA website here.

Asparagus charity auction results

An incredible $116,000 has been raised for the Epilepsy Foundation from the auction of Motta Produce’s first box of white asparagus as well as donations from Market users.

The auction took place last Thursday morning on the Buyers’ Walk with six bidders vying for the win.

Fresh Growers principal Mick Motta said he was “blown away” by the amount raised and the generosity of the Market.

He said it was the first time Motta Produce had held the asparagus auction and it would be considered again next year.

Keeping pedestrians safe on the Buyers’ Walk

If you operate an electric vehicle on the Buyers’ Walk it’s your obligation to drive
safely, stay within the speed limits and park your vehicle appropriately.

So where can you park your vehicle? Electric vehicles must park on the edge of the
carriage way. They are not permitted to park on or across the pedestrian paths or in
the centre of the electric vehicle lanes.

The image below demonstrates safe and unsafe parking.

MarketFresh News out now

Don’t forget to collect your copy of the winter edition of MarketFresh News.

Copies are available at the Customer Service Centre and the cafes.A copy of the magazine is also available digitally here.

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Industry News

Legislative changes impacting businesses

The new financial year has seen several legislative changes that impacts businesses nationwide.

One such change is regarding Standard Business Reporting (SBR) which refers to the format that is used by software and platform providers.

Since 1 April 2017, SBR has been the primary lodgment avenue for tax practitioners. All electronically lodged tax return forms must now be lodged only via SBR.

To stay compliant with the ATO, ensure your business reporting methods are SBR enabled.

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Key Dates

Power shutdown at the Market

  • Saturday 2 September 2017

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