Epping Market Development

Updated: 19/03/2010

Major Projects Minister Tim Pallas today signed major construction contracts with Bovis Lend Lease to begin further work on Melbourne’s new market at Epping.

“The new market will provide opportunities to grow and reinvigorate the current market and to expand Victoria’s fruit, vegetable and flower distribution and retail industry”, Mr Pallas said.

“The move to Epping is a unique opportunity for the 4,000 wholesalers, growers and retailers who currently trade out of the Footscray market to take advantage of brand new facilities and grow their businesses into the future.

Artists Impression of new market entrance

“In the coming weeks, the input by the market community into the detailed specifications of the new market will be sought by the Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development.

“The Government will continue to consult with the market community to achieve a smooth transition to the new market and make possible efficiencies in transport, equipment, materials handling and information technology in the fresh food industry.

Minister Pallas said that the input from the market community is vital to ensure that the new market meets market user needs and enables the development of the fresh fruit, vegetable and flower industry across Victoria.

Source: �Major Projects Victoria – 19 Mar 2010 (pdf 245k)

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