Port of Hastings expansion is declared under the Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act
Victorian Minister for Ports David Hodgett has declared the Port of Hastings expansion project as one being under the Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act 2009, the company said in its press release.
The Port of Hastings expansion is one of several major transport projects to be declared under the Act, including East West Link, and the move paves the way for the planning approvals process to commence.
By declaring the Port of Hastings expansion under the Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act, the government signalled it will get on with seeking the necessary approvals and undertaking critical studies to progress this project through the planning approvals process.
Member for Hastings Neale Burgess said project declaration provides the local community with certainty, ensuring an assessment and approval process for the development of the port and guaranteeing their feedback will be a critical part of this process.