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May
Sat 6: 3207 Beach Patrol
Thu 25: 7pm, BCNA dinner

June
Sat 3: 3207 Beach Patrol

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Saturday, 30 May 2015

Maritime Cove to be fully opened from Monday 8 June

The Port of Melbourne Corporation (PoMC) have just announced that Maritime Cove, which includes the Perce White Reserve, the new boardwalks, Webb Trail and the new observation platform at Webb Point, will be fully opened from Monday 8 June.

More details can be downloaded here.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Webb Dock Works - 25-31 May

This week's works notice can be downloaded here.

Details of the planned weekend closure of Todd Road from 8pm Friday 29th May to 5am Monday 1st June can be downloaded here – detours will be in place as per previous weekend closures with traffic diverted via Salmon Street.

Please note that additional weekend closures are planned for mid-late June, additional details to be circulated closer to the time.  If there are any concerns regarding the closure or if traffic hazards are observed please call the PoMC on 1800 451 056 (24/7).

Monday, 18 May 2015

Changes to Overnight Piling Works on Todd Road

Please note that yesterday the contractor made a decision to cancel this week’s night time impact piling works under the West Gate Bridge, transferring this activity to normal daytime working hours.

As the weekly works notices are already being distributed, this change has been reflected on the Webb Dock Live website.

Western Distributor Proposal

We have just received the following information from the City of Port Phillip (CoPP) regarding the new Western Distributor proposal.

The City of Port Phillip’s officers met with Transurban who have developed an unsolicited proposal to the State Government to build the Western Distributor project. The project has only just commenced discussions with the Port of Melbourne Corporation due to the limitations of the unsolicited bid process which prevents proponents discussing the project prior to submission.

The proposal includes the duplication of Cook Street in the city bound direction from Webb Dock to the Westgate Freeway, all vehicles will still have to travel through the intersection. 

In addition the proposal includes the creation of a new dedicated lane linking Cook Street to the Bolte Bridge. This should improve northbound movements. This new link would mean that cars/trucks moving from Todd Road to the Bolte Bridge wouldn’t have to merge onto the Westgate Freeway, although they would still have to move through the intersection of Cook Street/Westgate Freeway. 

We would anticipate that the proposal would provide some benefit to local residents and also truck access exiting the port by improving journey times and reducing complexity at intersections. 

For further information about the proposal please see Transurban's Western Distributor information page or their have-your-say website which has details of community information sessions to be held in Yarraville, West Melbourne, Spotswood, and Footscray (but not Port Melbourne).

Monday, 11 May 2015

Webb Dock Works - 11-17 May

This week's works notice can be downloaded here.  Note that the closure of Todd Road this weekend has been cancelled.

Overnight Piling Works on Todd Road

Port of Melbourne Corporation has just issued a notice (download here) about piling works to commence this evening along Todd Road near the West Gate Bridge.

The Container Ship at Station Pier

For those of you intrigued by the container ship (the MSC Florida) currently berthed at Station Pier, the Port of Melbourne Corporation (PoMC) have advised that it will be there for the next week or so as it is undergoing essential maintenance.  Any questions can be directed to the ship’s agent, MSC Australia.

Here is a picture of her at Station Pier, taken from the port webcams.


Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Latest News on Fishermans Bend Developments

A fact sheet on the Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area (FBURA) has just been released and can be downloaded here.  The media release from the Planning Minister can be downloaded here.

April CoPP CEO Report

The latest City of Port Phillip (CoPP) CEO report can be downloaded here.  Of particular interest to Beacon Cove residents is the section on the first page about the Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area (FBURA) and comments about the capital expenditure for Beacon Cove Foreshore Promenade Maritime Assets.

Apparently, as it's tree planting season, fifty new trees have been planted along Turner Reserve (which also has a new fence) and along the 109 light rail bike track, with "hundreds" of infill trees also being planted.

Webb Dock Works - 4-10 May

We received this later than normal so sorry for the delay.  The latest works notice can be downloaded here.

Please note that information on Webb Dock works and related issues (eg road closures) can be also found here.

Friday, 1 May 2015

Port of Melbourne Information Session - Tuesday 26 May

The Port of Melbourne Corporation (PoMC) has scheduled an 'open door' info night for local residents on
5:30-7:30pm, Tuesday 26 May
Life Saving Victoria, 200 The Boulevard, Port Melbourne

The sessions will be attended by representatives from MIRRAT, the new Automotive Operator, and McConnell Dowell who are currently undertaking the maritime works including piling.