Industry and community support

Perth Markets Group is committed to supporting local and regional communities.

PMGL proudly supports ‘A Better Choice’ – a joint initiative by industry group Fresh Markets Australia (FMA) and the Central Markets Association of Australia (CMAA). The program supports more than 500 retailers across Australia and is designed to educate consumers about the quality, service and freshness of produce at their local fruit and vegetable shop. It presents an opportunity for consumers to come together to help create a positive future for business owners, produce wholesalers and local growers who supply them.

PMGL works closely with Market West as the key industry representative organisation. Our commitments and support for Market West include sponsorship of WA Retailer of the Year Awards, Perth Markets Ball, Perth Markets Golf Day and the Cherry Auction. PMGL also provides funding in 2019/20 for Market West to collate and publish Market Pricing Reports and Market Throughput Reports that are valuable to the industry and available to the industry on the Market West website.

PMGL continues to proudly partner with Foodbank WA, helping them provide food relief to more than 43,000 people each month. Foodbank provides more than 70% of the food rescued for food relief organisations nation-wide and every $1 that is donated provides two meals to someone in need. PMGL’s support includes provision of a warehouse, where Foodbank collects and receives produce donated from PMGL’s Tenants. In the 2019/20 financial year, Tenants donated more than 82,000kg of produce that otherwise would have gone to Landfill. PMGL also directly supports the School Breakfast Program which provides a nutritious breakfast to thousands of students across WA as well as the Food Sensations nutrition education and cooking program.

As part of PMGL’s ongoing corporate and social responsibility program, PMGL engages Shalom House to collect rubbish on the Site. In just one month 2.83 tonnes of waste was collected from across the Site. Shalom House is a residential rehabilitation centre located in Perth and runs a holistic rehabilitation program. Part of an individual’s participation and recovery is to undertake meaningful work in the community such as that at the Perth Markets’ Site.