Contributing to portside communities
Benefits to portside economies
Today, the Port of Melbourne is Australia's largest and busiest container port, handling around 36 per cent of the nation's container trade. The Port of Melbourne delivers significant integral benefits to our portside communities including:
$21 million to the City of Maribyrnong's gross regional product and directly employing 411 of its residents
$43 million to the City of Hobson's Bay's gross regional product and directly employing 986 of its residents
$199 million to the City of Port Phillip's gross regional product and directly employing 650 of its residents
$750 million to the City of Melbourne's gross regional product and directly employing 335 of its residents
(Source - 2001-02 MPC Economic Impact Study)
View information on the Port of Melbourne's contribution to our national and Victorian economies on the Trade Contribution page and the Contributing to our economy fact sheet.
PoMC is committed to supporting the port’s neighbouring communities as we grow together. Visit our sponsorship page for more information on sponsorships within our local communities, including:
Yarraville Arts Festival
Williamstown Festival fireworks
Contempora 2008 sculpture festival at Docklands
Williamstown Literary Festival
Sustainable development of Melbourne's port is essential to maintaining the lifestyle, livelihood and trade benefits - such as affordable prices of imported household goods - for the tens of thousands of businesses and households who depend on port activity for business inputs and trade, employment and daily needs.
As manager of the port, Port of Melbourne Corporation (PoMC) is committed to balancing community, business and industry priorities, adherence to strict environmental guidelines during all development, and enhancing local amenity.