Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Car delivery plant plan is in doubt in Geelong

A map to shift Victoria's car shipment focal point to Geelong, creating an estimated 1000 jobs in the region, could be put on hold. 

The Department of Transport is accomplishing viability learning into moving car imports and exports from Melbourne to the Port of Geelong.

Enlightening the $1.2 billion redevelopment of the Port of Melbourne, Ports Minister Denis Napthine said cars could be distributed either from Geelong or Webb Dock in Melbourne. He also added that this is the closing piece of the jigsaw in terms of our study of the car deal. 

"The car deal has specified they would favor to reside in Melbourne and there are some issues in terms of land availability in Geelong."

Dr Napthine said a statement on the state's car shipment hub would be made in a while. He said in February 2011, changing the hub to Victoria's second-largest port would be a main financial boost for the Geelong region.