Victorian Labor welcomes the long-overdue debates in Geelong and Hastings about the future location of the state’s next container port.
Once again Liberal Minister for Ports David Hodgett has been caught running from the community refusing to allow questions from the floor during planned port’s debates.
The Napthine Government is determined to proceed with the Port of Hastings despite no business case, no consultation with local residents and no plans for the road and rail investment required to accommodate increased freight traffic.
The Auditor-General has made a scathing assessment of the Napthine Government’s management of recreational maritime safety in Victoria.
Victorian Labor’s Project 10,000 transport alternative to the Napthine Governments $8 billion East West tunnel will be a boost for the freight and logistics industry.
he Victorian Freight Plan, released this week by the Napthine Government, demonstrates no new ideas and no real funding commitments to support the growing freight industry or increasing population in the West.
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.
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.