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Lachlan McDonald Dept of Transport, Planning & Local Infastructure: The Victorian Government’s port priorities: Benefits of regional ports for the state and region

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Lachlan McDonald, Acting Deputy Secretary, Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure, Victoria delivered this presentation at the 2013 Regional Ports Conference. The event showcased …

Lachlan McDonald, Acting Deputy Secretary, Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure, Victoria delivered this presentation at the 2013 Regional Ports Conference. The event showcased the latest port developments and assessed the policy, planning and operating strategies designed to maximise the efficiency of Australia's regional ports: gateways for facilitating trade, engagement and regional growth. Featuring local and national case studies, the two day event provided a spotlight on port developments across the country, highlighting the infrastructure, investment and long-term planning necessary to meet Australia’s current and potential competitiveness. For more information on the annual event, please visit the conference website: https://www.informa.com.au/regionalportsconference

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  • 1. Presentation to Regional Ports 2013 Lachlan McDonald Acting Deputy Secretary - Transport Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure
  • 2. Freight and the economy • Freight and logistics contributes $19-23 billion to GSP (6-8%) • With indirect and related activities, up to 15% • As well as being an important sector in its own right, it is an essential input to other sectors
  • 3. Victoria’s leadership in freight and logistics • Largest container and general cargo port • Preferred location for warehousing and national distribution centres • Net exporter of palletised freight
  • 4. The growth challenge Growth rates Containers 4-5% Freight 3% GSP 2.5% Population 1-2% 2008 2013 2018 2023 2028 2033 2038 2043 2048
  • 5. Priorities for decision-making Priority 1 International gateway capacity Priority 3 Better use of the existing network Priority 2 Interstate gateway capacity Priority 4 Additional network capacity
  • 6. Priority 1 International gateway capacity Deliver international trade gateway capacity (ports, airports)
  • 7. The Port Capacity Project - additional container capacity at Swanson Dock, new container capacity at Webb Dock East Swanson West Swanson Appleton Dock Webb Dock Webb Dock West East Victoria Dock
  • 8. Developing Webb Dock for automotive and container stevedoring Existing key roads Planned link to M1 M1 Existing open space Existing coastal /Bass Strait trade New container handling New empty container park New automotive terminal and PDI hub
  • 9. New container capacity at the Port of Hastings SOMERVILLE WARNEET PEININSULA LINK WESTERN PORT BAY TYABB TUERONG HASTINGS FRENCH ISLAND Rail BITTERN Road Port area Area zoned for port use
  • 10. The current status of Victoria’s commercial trading ports PORT OF GEELONG Record year for ship visits and throughput PORT OF PORTLAND Big increases in exports of mineral sands, pine logs and grain PORT OF MELBOURNE Port Capacity Project under way PORT OF HASTINGS EOIs issued for four key work packages
  • 11. Priority 2 Interstate gateway capacity Deliver interstate trade gateway capacity (interstate rail terminals)
  • 12. Possible Western Interstate Freight Terminal (WIFT) Regional Rail Link (under construction) Outer Metro Ring (reservation in place) Existing/proposed industrial zone Area under study for possible Western Interstate Freight Terminal DEER PARK TRUGANINA SUNSHINE CBD BROOKLYN TARNEIT DERRIMUT LAVERTON ALTONA WYNDHAM VALE WERRIBEE PORT PHILLIP BAY
  • 13. Priority 3 Better use of the existing network Deliver initiatives to improve the efficiency/productivity/utilisation of existing network infrastructure
  • 14. Mode Shift Incentive Scheme Market-based incentives
  • 15. $171 million over four years for regional rail maintenance
  • 16. Mildura Rail freight initiatives Ouyen Swan Hill Oaklands Deniliquin Tocumwal Echuca Wodonga Dimboola 3 5 Wangaratta Shepparton 2 4 Benalla Bendigo Horsham Maryborough Seymour 1. Grain loop axle increase to 23 tonnes 2. Major signalling upgrade 3. Echuca-Toolamba line reopening 4. Dooen intermodal terminal 5. Dimboola-Rainbow line reopening 6. Western Interstate Freight Terminal 7. Warncoort passing loop 8. Warnambool Intermodal Terminal Ararat Ballarat Hamilton Bairnsdale 6 2 1 Portland 8 Warrnambool 7 Warragul Geelong Sale Traralgon
  • 17. The metro cubic freight network and mass freight network for HPFVs Principal Freight Network Mass HPFV network (over 68.5 tonnes) Cubic 30m max length HPFV and access for vehicles from 36.5m regional network Regional cubic HPFV network Interstate rail freight terminal Other rail freight terminal Container port PORT OF MELBOURNE Bulk port PORT OF GEELONG PORT OF HASTINGS
  • 18. MILDURA The regional cubic freight network and mass freight network for HPFVs Mass HPFV network (over 68.5 tonnes) Cubic HPFV network SWAN HILL OAKLANDS DENILIQUIN TOCUMWAL ECHUCA WODONGA WANGARATTA SHEPPARTON BENALLA BENDIGO HORSHAM MARYBOROUGH SEYMOUR ARARAT BALLARAT HAMILTON BAIRNSDALE WARRAGUL SALE GEELONG PORTLAND TRARALGON WARRNAMBOOL
  • 19. Priority 4 Additional network capacity Deliver additional network infrastructure (new road and rail links) to address capacity constraints and network inefficiencies
  • 20. Key components of the roads budget $294 million for the East West Link $170 million for road maintenance $28 million for Transport Solutions
  • 21. East West Link Stage 1 Above ground Below ground FITZROY NORTH CARLTON CLIFTON HILL CityLink M3 PARKVILLE FITZROY COLLINGWOOD NORTH MELBOURNE CBD
  • 22. MILDURA Transport Solutions 4 $28 million over 2 years SWAN HILL 9 8 14 ECHUCA 12 16 BENDIGO 13 HORSHAM MARYBOROUGH 1 ARARAT 2 BALLARAT 15 HAMILTON 11 3 PORTLAND 5 19 GEELONG 17 18 6 7 WARRNAMBOOL 10 1. Casterton-Naracoorte Rd bridge strengthening DENILIQUIN 2. Fullertons Rd, Poolaijelo reconstruction OAKLANDS 3. Princes Hwy West truck rest area TOCUMWAL 4. Sturt Hwy, Cullulleraine truck rest area 5. Condah-Hotspur Upper Rd, Condah WODONGA 6. Lindsay St, Dennington intersection signals 21 23 29 7. Rooneys Rd, Dennington intersection signals WANGARATTA 8. Dumosa truck rest area SHEPPARTON 27 BENALLA 9. Campbell St, Swan Hill intersection signals 28 10. Old Beech Forest Rd, Gellibrand to Beech 24 Forest SEYMOUR11. Dareel-Mount Mercer Rd, Dereel Rd widening 12. Boort-Pyramid Rd bridge strengthening 13. Bridgewater-Maldon Rd bridge strengthening 20 14. Murray Valley Hwy/Airport Rd intersection 30 upgrade BAIRNSDALE 15. Spargo Creek Road, Bolwarrah road widening WARRAGUL 16. Bendigo-Pyramid Rd bridge strengthening SALE 17. 22 Bayside Rd, North Geelong road improvements TRARALGON 25 18. Signal automation between North Geelong and Dunolly 26 19. Princes Fwy West Avalon ramp intersection improvements
  • 23. MILDURA Transport Solutions 4 $28 million over 2 years SWAN HILL 9 DENILIQUIN OAKLANDS 8 TOCUMWAL 14 20. Hume Fwy, Clonbinane culvert strengthening 21. Echuca-Kyabram Rd/Kyabram-Nathalia Rd ECHUCA 22. Island Rd, Cardinia 12 21 23 23. Bridge strengthening Benalla-Yarrawonga Rd SHEPPARTON 27 24. Dobsons Rd, Davies, road improvements BENALLA 16 14 25. Hazeldean Rd, Cloverlea intersection BENDIGO 13 24 improvements HORSHAM MARYBOROUGH 26. Nerrena Rd, Leongatha improvement and SEYMOUR 1 realignment 27. Hume Fwy TRAVIS ARARAT 2 28. South Rd Kancoona improvements 20 15 BALLARAT 29. Murray Valley Hwy, Huon overtaking lanes HAMILTON 30. Princes Hwy East, Club Terrace truck rest area 11 19 WARRAGUL 5 3 GEELONG 17 18 22 PORTLAND 25 7 6 WARRNAMBOOL 10 26 WODONGA 29 WANGARATTA 28 30 BAIRNSDALE SALE TRARALGON
  • 24. BROADFORD Kilmore-Wallan Bypass WESTERN OPTION QUINNS RD OPTION DRY CREEK OPTION CLONBINANE KILMORE BYLANDS WANDONG WALLAN
  • 25. Koo-Wee-Rup Bypass New road Existing road New bridge Koo-Wee-Rup
  • 26. Ballarat Western Link Road Stage 1 Ballarat Western Link Road Planned alignment Ballarat Western Link Road Ballarat West Employment Zone Ballarat West Growth Zone Ballarat
  • 27. Mildura Key transport projects under way or in receipt of planning funding Swan Hill Oaklands Deniliquin Tocumwal Echuca Wodonga 22 17 Wangaratta Shepparton 24 Bendigo Horsham 25 5 Maryborough 14 Benalla 9 Seymour Ararat 8 16 3 Ballarat Hamilton 11 12 15 18 20 10 2 Portland 19 Warrnambool 1 Geelong 23 Warragul 4 13 21 Sale Traralgon 7 6 1. Geelong Ring Road Baanip Boulevard 2. Princes Hwy West duplication 3. Western Hwy duplication 4. Princes Hwy East duplication 5. Ravenswood interchange 6. Hyland Hwy overtaking lanes 7. Strezlecki Hwy overtaking lanes 8. Kilmore Wallan Bypass 9. Omeo Hwy sealing 10 Princes Hwy West overtaking lanes 11. Ballarat Link Rd 12. Melbourne Lancefield Rd upgrade 13. Koo Wee Rup Bypass 14. Hume Hwy rest areas 15. Ballan passing loop 16. Talbot Station re-opening 17.Bairnsdale Western Hwy overtaking lanes 18. Regional Rail Link 19. Warncoort passing loop 20. Major signalling upgrade 21. Warragul Station precinct upgrade 22. Echuca-Toolamba line reopening 23. Grovedale Station 24. Epsom Station 25. Nagambie Bypass
  • 28. Questions Lachlan McDonald Acting Deputy Secretary - Transport Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure

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