Work has begun on the $300 million Melbourne Wholesale Fruit, Vegetable and Flower Market at Epping.
Acting Premier Rob Hulls inspected works today with Major Projects Minister Tim Pallas and said the exciting project would deliver improved operational efficiency and a safer work environment for Victoria’s market community.
“We’re establishing a modern and efficient market in Epping for the next 50 years and beyond, so it’s great to see construction underway on this important project, creating 600 jobs in the process.”
The new market offers vastly superior facilities and logistical arrangements for wholesalers, growers and retailers.
The design of the building has been refined from a 'T-shape' to a more efficient 'Anchor' shape following feedback from market users
The new market design also has a range of sustainable energy and water efficient features, while creating an efficient, competitive, accessible and safer workplace for market users.
Source: Stock & Land - 15 Dec 2009