Next Steps on Port Capacity Development

Port of Melbourne is committed to stakeholder engagement that is inclusive, timely, genuine and transparent. We are at the early stages of our Port Capacity Enhancement Program, which will help us to determine when additional capacity may be required.

We have prepared an overview of our PCEP stakeholder engagement program which can be downloaded here. Our key focus over the coming months is to engage with our stakeholders and seek feedback on the key drivers of capacity which are contained within the following independent expert reports. The reports below will be published in early September 2022:

  • Port capacity
  • Ship Fleet Forecast; and
  • Demand Forecast

The findings from these reports will be used to inform a Cost Benefit Analysis.

Outlined below is an overview of the current timeline of our immediate next steps.

  • Early September 2022, publish the independent expert reports and a more detailed stakeholder engagement presentation pack.
  • Mid September 2022, commence face to face and online engagement, at which time we will request your feedback on the validity of independent expert reports.
  • October 2022, receive all written feedback from stakeholders.
  • November 2022, publish a stakeholder engagement report.

We will also engage with stakeholders between December 2022 and March 2023 to seek feedback on the emerging findings from the Cost Benefit Analysis.

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