Friday 26 July 2013

Traders Put Decision Making On The Agenda

Traders have asked for a number of issues to be put on the TAC agenda at next Thursday’s meeting. One of the key issues involves giving traders a greater say in the decision making process.
In the past, traders have actually asked for a position on the QVM Board. We have been told that the QVM constitution currently prohibits a trader on the Board, although contemporary practices for key stakeholders to be included on boards, including in market structures, would suggest that QVM could re-look its provision.

Following is a list of the issues we have asked to be included at Thursday’s meeting.
(a) Items following from last meeting.
                    (i)Market Week promotion.
                    (ii)Trader's Bulletin - including comments or articles from traders.
                    (iii)Lighting Update.
                    (vi)Renewal process. What is the process? How far have we got?
(b) Car-parking – George’s request for analysis of car park users.
(c)  QVM’s customer base – analysis of our real customers particularly in light of solid performance over school holidays when increased business was attributed to a cross section of family groups from wider Melbourne and tourist sources but not necessarily near city locals.
(d) Automatic dissemination of market related surveys (Sweeney’s etc.) to TAC Representatives.
(e)Decision making process - role of traders.

(f)KPI's to measure the performance of trader's businesses.

The TAC (Traders Advisory Committee) is a body made up of 10 elected Trader Representatives. The committee is chaired by the QVM CEO. The TAC meets at regular intervals to consider market issues and minutes are provided to the QVM Board.