Recently members of the group attended a Victoria University conference to look at the Logistics and Supply chain issues surrounding the development of the Port of Hastings.
The Victorian Government is committed to expanding the Port of Hastings as Victoria’s next container freight port. An allocation of $110 million was made in May 2013 to fund the planning of the proposed port by the newly established Port of Hastings Development Authority, with all necessary planning and environmental approvals to be completed by 2017. The plan is for construction to begin in 2018 and to be completed by 2027 at the latest, excluding major road and rail construction across Metropolitan Melbourne, at an estimated cost of $12 billion.
Planning for the alternatives to the Port of Hastings ceased in May 2013, yet long lead times in planning for and delivering new port capacity requires a continuation of planning for alternatives, should for any reason, the Port of Hastings development project fail.
Read a full outline of the conference at the Victoria University site