Work begins on Melbourne port project

Construction has commenced at the Victorian Coalition Government’s $1.6 billion Port Capacity Project, with Premier Denis Napthine and Minister for Ports David Hodgett honouring the landmark occasion.

“This is a project of massive significance that will create 1,100 new direct jobs and 1,900 indirect jobs in the export, import and freight sectors,” Dr Napthine said.

“It will also protect thousands of existing jobs and cement the Port of Melbourne’s position as Australia’s busiest container port, and ensure Victoria remains the nation’s freight and logistics capital.

“The works at Webb Dock have been expedited, enabling Melbourne’s third container terminal and new automotive facilities to be operational in late 2016.

Dr Napthine said the work would include purpose built road connections and an automotive facility with additional shipping berths and much needed ‘on-dock’ pre-delivery inspection facilities.

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