This Week in the Market edition 152 – 10 October 2017

In today’s This Week in the Market, fire and sprinkler testing this week, Children in the Market wrap up, LED lighting update and office space available.

Market News

Fire and sprinkler testing this week

Fire and sprinkler testing will take place in Level 1 office tenancies from tomorrow until Friday.

Entire Fire Services will be onsite from 8:00am to 4:00pm to conduct a short test in tenancies which will take less than a minute to complete.

There won’t be any disruption to businesses during this time.

Children in the Market wrap up

Warmer weather brought many children to the Market last week to discover and learn about what takes place here.

It was a successful couple of days and thank you to those family members who brought their children and ensured they remained safe at all times.

Stay tuned for information in the future about the next Children in the Market event in 2018.

LED lighting update

Work has commenced in the Fruit & Vegetable Trading Floor which is scheduled to be completed by next week.

All of the lighting has been replaced under the canopy at Loading Bay North and the results are impressive.

An aspect of the LED project includes an upgrade of the Market’s lighting control system.

Some areas have experienced a few glitches, including banks of lights turning off unexpectedly. This often occurs when the lighting profile has changed. However, experts are on site each morning to quickly resolve any issues that may arise.

Once work on the the Fruit & Vegetable Trading Floor is completed the upgrade on the Buyers’ Walk will commence.

Office space for rent

Do you need an office at the Melbourne Market or need some extra space to conduct business?

The Melbourne Market Administration Building has been revamped and now has offices available for rent.

One office space remains in a prime location at the entry to the Administration Building.

Size:                    76m2
Inclusions:         Meeting room or managers office

To arrange an inspection or for more details call MMA Commercial & Business Manager Matt Elliott on 9258 6100.

Safety in the Market

Market Emergencies and Market Operations stickers

A reminder to place your Market Emergencies and Market Operations stickers on your forklift, electric vehicle, or in your store or stand.

These stickers list the numbers to call when there is an emergency or security issue in the Market.

If you place the stickers on your electric vehicle’s windscreen, make sure you avoid your direct line-of-sight and stick it on the bottom left or right hand corner.

If you haven’t received a sticker, they’re available at the Customer Service Centre for collection.

Industry News

2018 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award applications open

Don’t forget to apply for the 2018 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award, Australia’s leading award in acknowledging and supporting the essential role women play in rural and regional businesses, industries and communities.

Each state and territory winner receives a $10,000 bursary for innovative ideas and projects, access to professional development opportunities and alumni networks.

A reminder that applications close on 29 October 2017. 

For more information on the awards and who can apply, visit here.

Key Dates

Fire and sprinkler testing

  • Wednesday 11 October 2017
  • Thursday 12 October 2017
  • Friday 13 October 2017

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