Melbourne Markets on the Move
The relocation of the Melbourne Market to Epping has been confirmed and will now happen in four weeks, on Monday 31st August.
On 28th July Fresh State with the support of the Market Advisory Committees, put forward a compelling case to the Melbourne Market Authority (MMA) and the Government to give the market community more time to prepare for the move to Epping. A key part of their approach was to ensure that the whole market community could be as ready as possible in order to make the relocation a success.
The MMA supported this approach, made a recommendation to Government to provide an additional four weeks and change the opening date to 31st August 2015. Minister Allen released a statement confirming they are happy to work to this date.
The Fresh State and the Advisory Committee Chairs have provided firm confirmation of the revised date, and agreed not to seek any further extension and have confirmed that businesses with warehousing in warehouse 1, 2, 3, 4, 8 and 9 have committed to pay lease rental for the month of August.
The MMA is committed to ensuring the success and prosperity of the new Market, and believe the change to the date is the best outcome for the Market community.