Posts Tagged ‘Port of Melbourne’

My Open House Melbourne 2019 round up

I can’t remember the last time that I did the rounds of Open House Melbourne, let alone upload the photos I took, but this year I decided to pull my finger out and do something about it! First stop – the MIRRAT terminal at Webb Dock. Where every car in Victoria is now unloaded. Up […]

Photos from ten years ago: July 2009

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is July 2009. Remember Connex and Metcards? Here we see the ticket gates at Glenferrie station. Down at North Melbourne station the new concourse at the city end was almost complete. This massive steel deck was required to protect the gas […]

Photos from ten years ago: August 2008

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is August 2008, and it’s so big I’ve split it into three parts.

Looking back towards the city from beneath the western section of the movable roof

Melbourne’s paused port rail project

Increasing the market share of freight moved by rail to the Port of Melbourne – a worthy aim, but in September 2015 it was revealed that a project to achieve this had been shelved by the State Government, pending privatisation of the port. So what is really going on, and what have have decided not to build?

Container ships berthed at Swanson Dock

Subsidising rail freight in Victoria

If you have even driven on country Victoria’s highways, you may have noticed the plague of potholes and bumps – all thanks to a constant procession of heavy vehicles kicking the stuffing out of the road surface, combined with a lack of maintenance. Encouraging freight transport to move from road to rail could fix the problem, but it turns out there is already a State Government program in place to do so.

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