Frontier (Australia) has been engaged by the Department of Primary Industry to provide advice on methods to allocate sites to new tenants in a new wholesale fruit and vegetable market.

The project follows the decision of the Victorian government to establish a new market on a larger site that is closer to major transport corridors. The current market is located close to the central business district and is heavily congested. The vacated market would allow the State to accommodate other infrastructure requirements, including the need to expand the Port of Melbourne.

There is a range of possible allocation mechanisms under evaluation. One possible mechanism is to use an auction which would allow potential tenants to bid for their preferred site. The Victorian Government has recently adopted the use of auctions to allocate timber lots in the State Forests.

For more information, please contact Marita O’Keeffe at or call on +61 (0)3 9620 4488.

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