AvePro Bird Netting was selected as the primary netting product for the new Melbourne Market Canopies project. One of the largest bird netting projects completed to date in Australia, the work was accomplished by AvePro’s Victoria-based installation team in about 10 weeks. Pest IT Pty Ltd supplied the netting for the project.
The installation team consisting of 15 teams of netting installers worked around the clock while AvePro worked at a feverish pace to keep up with the production and the short procurement time.
The massive Melbourne Market Canopies bird netting project required almost 60,000 square metres of AvePro Deluxe 19mm net and hundreds of thousands of stainless steel fittings as well as 13,000 metres of zipper featuring a custom design. Each of the 250-plus stallholder canopy bays has a 33-metre supporting zipper that allows complete access to the roof mounted cameras, fire services, vents and serviceable fixtures as well as the refrigeration appliances on the roof.
A key objective of the project at the Melbourne Market was to create a bird-free zone to meet the requirements for food safety, cleanliness and hygiene while also reducing maintenance. The AvePro system prevents birds from accessing or roosting above the stallholder canopy bays, truck wash areas and loading docks.
Pest IT supplied the materials, training and design to assist the installation team and the client. Stall holders for both the new Flower Market and Fruit and Vegetable Markets will move into their new AvePro ‘Bird-Free Zone’ when the market opens in August 2015.