The Napthine Government can’t be trusted to deliver the infrastructure investment needed to keep Victoria moving as Australia’s capital of transport and logistics.
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The Napthine Government has failed to produce a Victorian freight and logistics plan to keep pace with growth and protect industry jobs.
Export and transport industry experts joined the Victorian Labor Opposition today visiting several possible sites for Victoria’s future container port in the Bay West area.
Despite strong departmental advice the Baillieu Government is refusing to investigate Bay West Port as Melbourne’s second major port which could save Victorian taxpayers and industry billions of dollars.
The cost of redeveloping the Port of Melbourne has blown out by $400 million just two months after the Baillieu Government announced the redevelopment.
The Baillieu Government should investigate the cost-benefit analysis of a Bay West Port development against the Port of Hastings to ensure Victorians and industry get value for money.
The Baillieu Government is refusing to act on road congestion despite planning to release its long overdue Port of Melbourne container capacity expansion review.
The Baillieu Government’s purported $10 billion Port of Hastings super port will become a ghost port when 40 stevedoring jobs disappear from the port this year.
The Baillieu Government must stop dithering and resolve capacity issues at the Port of Melbourne.
It appears the Baillieu Government has all but abandoned plans to relocate the export and import of cars from Webb Dock to the Port of Geelong after a massive lobbying effort from Victoria’s beleaguered car and shipping industry to block the move.
The Baillieu Government has no choice but to support Opposition amendments and legislate an end date for a planned $75 million annual tax grab on the Port of Melbourne Corporation.
The Tasmanian Government has threatened a constitutional challenge against the Baillieu Government’s new Port of Melbourne tax as industry anger about the charge grows.
Ports Minister Denis Napthine has failed to deliver important freight connections for Melbourne’s inner-west despite committing to fund a $500,000 pedestrian overpass in his own electorate.
A secret Baillieu Government plan to roll out “monster trucks” throughout Melbourne suburbs has now been confirmed by VicRoads.