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Victorian Freight and Logistics Plan

In August 2013 the Victorian Government released Victoria – The Freight State, its vision for maintaining and increasing Victoria’s competitive edge as Australia’s freight and logistics capital.

The plan addresses the anticipated growth in freight movements across Melbourne and Victoria. By 2050 it is forecast that the use of shipping containers will grow fourfold, the general freight task will increase three times and heavy freight vehicle trips will double.

The plan to provide a major container at Hastings will generate additional economic development in the south east region and associated freight movements. This should have positive impacts on Greater Dandenong’s major industrial areas and set the scene for local job growth.

Elements of the plan that will impact on Greater Dandenong include a new freight terminal in Dandenong South to handle the transfer of freight from the Port of Melbourne and the new Port of Hastings, improved road connections along the Western Port Highway to Hastings including freeway upgrades and new rail freight links along the Dandenong rail line and in the longer term connections to the Port of Hastings beside the Western Port Highway.

For more information or to view the plan, visit the Department of Transport, Planning ad Local Infrastructure website.

Below: map showing strategies and actions planned over the short term. To view in full size see page 34 of the Victoria – The Freight State document.

The map shows shows some of the strategies and actions planned over the short term in Melbourne. It includes new and existing strategic freight road and rail networks across the metropolitan area, such as links between the Port of Hastings and Melbourne. It also shows the location of intermodal freight terminals, ports and airports on the freight network including the MIS terminal in Dandenong.