We have released a discussion paper along with our evidence base to seek feedback on information that is helping to inform our advice. Included in the evidence base is our consultation summary report and RPS workshop summary report which is an overview of the key themes we’ve heard so far.

Consultation on our evidence base will run for a month from Tuesday 7 March until 5pm Monday 3 April 2017. To provide feedback you can make a submission.

Community drop-in sessions

Infrastructure Victoria is holding community drop-in sessions in Melbourne, Hoppers Crossing and Hastings to discuss the evidence base with local communities.

The project team will be available to provide information about the evidence base and answer questions.

To see details of the sessions or register your interest for a particular session, see the calendar on this page.

Next steps

In 2016 we are undertaking a program of work to develop the port advice including undertaking technical investigations, analysing demand and supply scenarios, and providing evidence where there are gaps in knowledge. Stakeholder and community feedback in this phase of engagement, and evidence received, will also be assessed and considered.

These inputs will be incorporated into a report presenting our evidence base, which will be released for another phase of engagement in early 2017.

A final report, including our advice, will be presented to the Victorian Special Minister of State in May 2017.