MAB credits new Epping market opening for business park success
As published in the Whittlesea Leader, 3 March 2015 by Katrina Hinschen.
The Melbourne Wholesale Fruit, Vegetable and Flower Market has helped attract interest from businesses for Epping’s Alliance Business Park.
MAB Corporation launched the development at the Cooper St Employment Precinct in 2012 and more than 50 per cent has already sold.
MAB Corporation development manager Michael Martin said the market’s planned opening this year encouraged other businesses to move to the Alliance Business Park.
“A significant share of the demand has come from businesses related to the new Melbourne market, which will open in 2015,” Mr Martin said.
“Wholesalers in the fruit and vegetable sector have started to secure land at Alliance, with Rainfresh, a major Melbourne market wholesaler, having committed to a 8059sq m site.”
Rainfresh will bring more than 30 new full-time jobs.
Global logistics supply chain company Mainfreight Australia announced it will move to the Alliance Business Park, creating an extra 300 jobs in Whittlesea.
The Hume Freeway interchange at Cooper St and the planned freeway interchange at O’Herns Rd will give access to the park.