Port of Melbourne
As part of the 2020-21 Budget, the Australian Government provided $7.5 million for a joint business case with the Victorian Government to improve connectivity to the Port of Melbourne, including between the Port and the future Interstate Intermodal Terminal.
It is proposed that the Victorian Government also contributes $7.5 million for a total of $15 million to undertake the joint business case.
The business case will consider options for improved freight productivity and access to freight gateways that can enhance the connectivity between goods and markets.
It will also complement other work being done to support market access to Melbourne including:
- a business case for the proposed intermodal terminal to support Inland Rail
- a Port Rail Shuttle Network initiative to improve movement of freight between the Port of Melbourne and freight hubs in metropolitan areas.
Improved connectivity to the Port of Melbourne and the Port of Brisbane complements the Government’s continued commitment to enhance the national freight supply chain and build on the enhanced connectivity of Inland Rail.
This project is expected to start in early 2021 and be finished by mid-2023.
Read the media release about 2020-21 Budget infrastructure investments for Victoria.