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Transport Integration Act and Port Management Act
Port of Melbourne Corporation (PoMC) operates under the Transport Integration Act 2010 (Vic) and Port Management Act 1995 (Vic) (previously named the Port Services Act 1995 (Vic).
The Transport Integration Act came into effect on 1 July 2010. Its purpose is to create a new framework for the provision of an integrated and sustainable transport system in Victoria consistent with the vision statement contained in section 6 of the Transport Integration Act, which reads:
"The Parliament recognises the aspirations of Victorians for an integrated and sustainable transport
system that contributes to an inclusive, prosperous and environmentally responsible State."
PoMC is defined as a 'transport body' under the Transport Integration Act. Under section 24 of the Transport Integration Act, PoMC is required to have regard to the 'transport system objectives', 'decision-making principles' and any 'specified policy principles when performing its functions or exercising its powers under any 'transport legislation' (including the Port Management Act).
Transport Legislation Amendment (Ports Integration) Act
The Transport Legislation Amendment (Ports Integration) Act 2010 (Vic), came into effect on 1 September 2010. Among other things, it:
- amends the Transport Integration Act and Port Services Act and provides for PoMC to continue under the Transport Integration Act
- abolishes the Port of Hastings Corporation and provides that PoMC is to be the successor in law of the Port of Hastings Corporation
- repeals Part 2 of the Port Services Act
- changes the name of the Port Services Act to the Port Management Act.
Transport Legislation Amendment (Hoon Boating and Other Amendments) Act
Assented to on 15 December 2009, the Transport Legislation Amendment (Hoon Boating and Other Amendments) Act 2009 (Vic) made amendments to the Port Services Act (now the Port Management Act) in relation to the following matters:
- A new Part 4A (sections 73A-73R) which provides for the regulation of towage services in the Port of Melbourne by PoMC, including powers of PoMC to make a towage requirements determination and a towage conditions determination. Effective from 31 March 2010.
- A new Part 5B (sections 88I to 88W) which provides for the powers of PoMC to deal with pollution abatement, control of hazardous activities and the removal of unattended or abandoned goods. Effective from 1 November 2010.
- The creation of a new position of Port Safety Officer for the Port of Melbourne, with certain prescribed powers. Effective from 1 November 2010.
Note on links to Acts
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