Views sought on Port of Melbourne lease

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A Victorian parliamentary committee is seeking input for an inquiry into the proposed lease of the Port of Melbourne.

The proposed lease is envisaged in the Delivering Victorian Infrastructure (Port of Melbourne Lease Transaction) Bill 2015, which is currently before the Parliament.

The Port of Melbourne is Australia’s largest general and container port. It handles almost 7,000 containers per day, and in 2013-14 paid a dividend of $43.7 million to the Victorian Government.

Chair of the Victorian Parliament’s Port of Melbourne Select Committee, Gordon Rich-Phillips said the inquiry is an important opportunity for the public to have input into the proposed lease of this important State asset.

“The Committee is particularly interested in hearing from the public about how the proposed lease would impact them, if it proceeds in its current form,” he said.

The Committee has called for written submissions. Details about how to make a submission or contribute at a public hearing can be found on the Committee’s website.

Submissions close on Friday 11 September 2015.

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Call for submissions on the proposed lease of Australia's largest general and container port. Photo provided by Port of Melbourne Corporation

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