Port Capacity Enhancement Program
As part of the Port of Melbourne’s stewardship obligations, it is required to ensure that port capacity can meet the future demands of Victoria’s growing economy. The Port of Melbourne is engaging about the next stage of that port capacity, called the Port Capacity Enhancement Program (PCEP).
This program was outlined in the Port of Melbourne’s 2050 Port Development Strategy (PDS) and involves developing a Webb Dock North container terminal and securing the long-term future for the Tasmanian trades.
Once delivered the PCEP will ensure the Port of Melbourne (PoM) continues to play a significant role in driving forward the Victorian economy.
PoM is committed to stakeholder engagement that is inclusive, timely, genuine and transparent. Our approach is guided by our commitment to comply with our regulatory obligations, and our intent to listen to and be responsive to our stakeholders. We will always seek opportunities to strengthen our engagement over time in line with the Pricing Order Engagement Protocols.
We recognise that engaging stakeholders in our planning process for PCEP leads to informed decision-making that balances the needs and interests of relevant parties.
Stage One – Technical reports
In September 2022 PoM began a process to collect feedback on three technical reports as the key drivers of the project. Since this time, a robust engagement program has captured feedback from stakeholders on three technical reports, assumptions and scenarios, which have been used to inform technical analysis, as well as providing insights on a number of other topics.
Final versions of the reports including an engagement summary report can be viewed by clicking the below:
- Deloitte – Port of Melbourne Trade Forecasts Summary Report & Sensitivity Analysis (September 2023)
- GHD – Port of Melbourne Future Containership Fleet Analysis, 2023-2050 (September 2023)
- Black Quay – Port of Melbourne Container Capacity Review Final Report (September 2023)
- PCEP Stage One Engagement Summary Report (September 2023).
The table below highlights feedback incorporated into to the final technical reports.
|Key changes to each report|
The following changes were included in the June 2023 forecast:
The following changes were included in the July 2023 forecast:
|Container Capacity Review|
Since February 2023, we have been collecting feedback on capacity, most notably with stevedores. As a result, changes have been incorporated into the final September 2023 Container Capacity Review with scenarios updated reflecting feedback relating to:
We thank all of our stakeholders for their feedback and participation. On 21 September 2023 PoM closed out the PCEP Stage One engagement program.
Stage Two – Cost Benefit Analysis
We are currently planning the engagement approach for the Cost Benefit Analysis with consideration for feedback received during Stage One engagement. We will notify stakeholders when information is available on next steps and timing.