Fri 17 Mar 2017

Infrastructure Victoria’s release of evidence base for future second container port advice:

Infrastructure Victoria has released a discussion paper and technical reports that form the evidence base for their future advice on the timing and location of a second container port for Victoria.

The discussion paper provides an overview of the evidence they will consider in developing advice to the Special Minister of State on when and where the Government should invest in new container port capacity.

This is not their advice, it is the information, data and analysis they have collected to date.

They have used existing studies, undertaken new technical investigations and consulted with key stakeholders and local communities over the past six months to develop this evidence base.

Their work considers demand projections, ship sizes, the potential capacity of the Port of Melbourne, the navigation of Port Phillip Heads and transport links, costs, and environmental and social impacts.

The release of this discussion paper and body of evidence is the next important step in their consultation process to help develop their advice.

They are now inviting stakeholders and the community to consider this evidence, and bring forward any further evidence they may have. Consultation on their evidence base is open until 5pm Monday 3 April 2017. To get involved, you can:

  • make a submission
  • come to a community drop-in session in Melbourne, Hoppers Crossing and Hastings.

Visit their consultation website to read the discussion paper and supporting documents, make a submission or register for a community drop-in session.