Meet our new neighbours – 2nd Dec 2014 from 5pm Reply

Meet the new Container terminal operator for Webb Dock – all local residents should become acquainted with our new neighbour.

Drop in from 5pm – 8pm at Life Saviving Victoria – Corner The Boulevarde & Todd Road, Port Melbourne on  2nd December – enquiries 1800 451 056



Photo Competition – Station Pier 160 years old Reply

The Port of Melbourne is calling on Amateur photographers to capture your version of ‘Station Pier’ to celebrate the 160th birthday of the pier.
pom competition
Entry categories and prizes

Best Contemporary Photograph – open category
•First prize – $500 photographic supplies voucher
•Second prize – $300 photographic supplies voucher
•Third prize – $200 photographic supplies voucher

Best Junior Photograph – for entrants under 15 years of age
•iPad Mini

Best Historic Photograph – taken before 1990

Both original electronic copies and high quality scans of the original image will be accepted.
•iPad Mini

PS – I will be one of the judges, so would love to see how many entries we can muster up.

Webb Dock – what is happening… Reply

pomI thought I would check in and let you know what has been confirmed today with the development at the Port of Melbourne.
The model in this picture will be available at Port Melbourne Town hall for viewing.

With the new tender for the works being awarded to experienced VICTL – we heard today that the Port of Melbourne will be the most advanced container terminal in the world. VICTL want to make this their flagship project. This a good outcome for the community because of the following reasons:-
NOISE:- the cranes will be fully automated – no people means no beeping, ensuring a smooth approach for moving containers, no banging, and minimal reverse truck beeping.IMG_0217
LIGHTSPILL:- due to the Port being fully automated, there will be no strong light requirement, only ambient & environmental light. This ensures that there is minimal impact on the residential neighbours.
VISUAL AMENITY:- the colour scheme voted by the community was accepted and that was grey for the cranes. they will largely disappear into the background.
SUSTAINABILITY:- all equipment that move containers on the dock are electric. All systems for entry are paperless
TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT:- there is plenty of truck parking within the Port, which will mean that no trucks need to line up and park outside the Port area, clogging up Port Melbourne Streets and interfering with traffic.
Works are expected to conclude by Dec 2016.
The empty container park is located away from the closest residential point. It is anticipated that the Buffer wall will go along way to reducing noise from the empty container park. This area is not automated or managed by VICTL.
We are however, still waiting on VICROADS to advise satisfaction with traffic modelling presented by the Port, and assure everyone that everyday traffic will flow, in particular on and off the freeway.
More to come in a later post on what is happening at Perce White Reserve and associated adequate car parking.

It is important to acknowledge here that there have been a dedicated group of Port Melbourne community members advocating, to the Port, for the best outcomes for our Community for the last 2 years. It is because of this constant pressure and dedication that the Port Melbourne community is getting satisfactory outcomes. Thankyou so much.

Scheduled Works at Webb Dock – Monday 12th May to Saturday 17th May Reply

Civil Works
Earth works and pavement work will continue in the area north of Williamstown Road while works on the port land to the north of Life Saving Victoria’s headquarters will resume. Following the experiences of some nearby neighbours, smaller sized equipment will be used which is expected to minimise impacts on local neighbours.

Night Works Tuesday 13th to Thursday 15th May
Night works will occur from 7pm to 6am along Williamstown Road, west of Todd Road. The work will involve asphalting the driveway for a temporary automotive laydown area, which put simply is secure car park for the short term storage of new vehicles. Noise regulations apply to these works. Any queries can be directed to the Project’s 24 hour contact line on 1800 451 056.

Driveway into Perce White Reserve, Wednesday 14th May
On Wednesday, the contractor will survey underground services along the driveway leading into Perce White Reserve. A lane within the driveway will be closed until 4pm and traffic controllers will be onsite at all times during this activity. Noise regulations apply to these works.

Upcoming closure of Perce White Reserve Mid-May to November
Later this month, part of Perce White Reserve will be closed to the public enabling work to start on the new boardwalk and landscaping. The beachfront, Lifesaving Victoria’s headquarters and the car park will remain accessible; however the main part of the Reserve will be fenced off.

Maritime Works
Test piling at Webb Dock West near the auto terminal will continue along with the stripping of the salt marsh area within Webb Dock. Rocks, steel piles and other materials will be delivered throughout the week. Noise and vibration monitoring of the test pile works will also continue

24 hour Project Contact Line – call 1800 451 056
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this is an exact text copy of the Port of Melbourne weekly Advisory notice