Build it: but will they come? A pre-mortem analysis of the Port of Hastings Development Project to encourage alternative integrated planning

The Victorian Government is committed to expanding the Port of Hastings as Victoria’s next container freight port. Planning for the alternatives to the Port of Hastings ceased in May 2013, yet long lead times in planning for and delivering new port capacity requires a continuation of planning for alternatives, should for any reason, the Port of Hastings development project fail. The Port of Hastings Development Project is a significant response by the Victorian Government to potentially significant increases in the size of vessels serving global supply chains and the current capacity of the Port of Melbourne. The success or failure of the Port of Hastings development will affect every Victorian, and many Australians, over the coming decades. The Victorian Government is also planning to develop a new multimodal freight network to support the use of the Port of Hastings and to meet the future freight task, which in 2050 is predicted to be three to four times larger than in 2013. The proposed development of the Port of Hastings, as Victoria’s next container port, is the key element in the 2013 Victorian Freight and Logistics Plan. The plan includes the construction of new road and rail networks to facilitate the safe and efficient transportation of containers to and from the Port of Hastings. We hope this paper will encourage all relevant stakeholders to respond with the vast experience, imagination and knowledge available, on either the overall concept or on details of any aspect of the project.


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  • Accession Number: 01534275
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 11 2014 2:17PM