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 Post subject: Re: Port Phillip Bridge
PostPosted: 12 Mar 2018, 20:31 
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Melbourne’s Bay Bridge - Synergy from improved transport. More power.

• large scale efficient tide Hydro that could fuel all of Snowy 2.0.

• thereby providing all Australia’s east coast power grid with totally renewable full on peak demand backup.

• meeting the connection needs for an affordable price for all on Victoria’s South coast MBBridge area. Specifically cheap quick permanent road option ( like Bolte & $2.09 ) with no ACCC action against SeaRoad ferries on their apparent exclusive monopoly.

• fixing the population growth demands for shared infrastructure around Port Phillip Bay. Housing, jobs education and emergency services needs being the most obvious. So, that’s local, State and National objectives all met with synergy.

http://amp.abc.net.au/article/9535116

• Four Dot points already present and immediate concerns for Melbourne. Fair competition on containerised Transport against the Port of Melbourne and it’s proposed Victorian Government provided Westgate, West Connect alternate, WestLink Tunnel at a cost of seven billion dollars. $7,000,000,000 notwithstanding. No ACCC inquiry being envisaged.


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 Post subject: Re: Port Phillip Bridge
PostPosted: 24 Mar 2018, 15:44 
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Melbourne’s Bay Bridge - Symbiotic relationships.

With that 24/7 by MBBridge from Portsea to Queenscliff there can become an economical and affordable transport connection:

• connection of major tourism precincts at both Peninsula’s often grid locked and needing to flow freely.

• east coast of Port Phillip Bay residential gets a direct connection to west coast Port Phillip Bay residential, without one only via CBD road option.

• Port of Hastings container freight could move across east west Port Phillip Bay coasts without going via Monash Fwy towards CBD.

• Show us the forward planning on this please!

• How’s that for talk? East Coast & West Coast of Port Phillip Bay? That’s a nice addition to the term ‘Docklands’ and or, South Coast beaches!


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 Post subject: Re: Port Phillip Bridge
PostPosted: 26 Mar 2018, 12:30 
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Melbourne’s Bay Bridge - Sandbelt seats set to swing.


https://amp.theage.com.au/politics/victoria/pledge-to-ditch-renewables-target-could-cost-guy-in-sandbelt-poll-20180323-p4z5xu.html
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Adam Carey. 25 March, 2018. The Age.
“Matthew Guy's determination to scrap Victoria's renewable energy target will cost him votes in some of Melbourne's most marginal electorates and reduce his prospects of becoming premier, a poll has found.

A clear majority of voters surveyed in the four swinging "sandbelt" seats of Bentleigh, Mordialloc, Carrum and Frankston in Melbourne's south-east supported moves to boost the proportion of wind and solar power generated in Victoria at the expense of coal.

A ReachTel poll of almost 3000 people in the four electorates found there is strong support for the Andrews government’s ambitious renewable energy target of 25 per cent by 2020 and 40 per cent by 2025.”


My recollection is that there are more marginal seats around the Geelong area and Bellarine Peninsula at State and Federal levels.. and it’s not as if the rest of Melbourne electorates wouldn’t be greatly interested in MBBridge as part of their travel plans. Everyone benefits from expanded renewable energy supplies. Bring back a new SEC Vic.!

The mystery is why Melbourne’s Bay Bridge is such a big secret? After all it alone could completely handle the State of Victoria renewable objectives on its own!


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 Post subject: Re: Port Phillip Bridge
PostPosted: 28 Mar 2018, 18:53 
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Melbourne’s Bay Bridge - Infrastructure Australia.

http://www.news.com.au/finance/business/manufacturing/infrastructure-australia-lists-its-top-priorities-for-funding-and-the-projects-that-will-shape-the-nation/news-story/0d6c3b19b9c531395ff6e7b420b77ffe

Why not a Feasibility Study; and no business case? Just too lazy? N.S.W. takes twice the big spend against Victoria once again. I guess there’s always an excuse such as: “where’s the commercial proposal?” But, in my mind this needs to be driven by the Victorian Government just like The Right Hon. Jack Lang M.P. did with the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Harbour_Bridge#History

Is Melbourne’s M80 Ring Road driven by a commercial proposal? No. It’s a politically driven idea to connect the Western Ring Road to EastLink: officially the North-East Link, now fast tracked with $110 million for further planning and 5kms of tunnel. This is were Victoria’s Government initiates. No doubt a range of factors here being responded to. State Government initiative non-the-less.

MBBridge is the big picture ‘avoid CBD’ alternative for those who could choose to do that. Over 800,000 persons doing a SeaRoad ferry crossing annually even now.

MBBridge is the Port Phillip Bay ‘Ring Road’, a comparatively short low cost option not unlike The Bolte Bridge in length with modest land acquisition costs and easy Hwy connections.


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 Post subject: Re: Port Phillip Bridge
PostPosted: 03 Apr 2018, 12:25 
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Melbourne’s Bay Bridge - Do we know who we are?



An island nation needs cargo ships and container ships. In turn an expanding population needs a bigger Port facility / facilities for its growing community.

Melbourne’s Port of Hastings is a natural deep water Port. 40% that’s about forty percent of Melbourne’s container freight could potentially go direct to; and from a P.o.H. That’s a lot of truck traffic to remove completely from the P.o.M. In addition services such as Spirit of Tasmania could operate there; again, removing traffic from Melbourne city at the Port Melbourne Station Pier.

If we removed 40% of containers and trucks from P.o.M then maybe we don’t need a WestLink tunnel at up to $7 billion to service traffic jams to and from the inner city and Webb Dock, Appleton Dock, Victoria Dock, Swanson Dock and Port Melbourne’s Station Pier?

A tunnel system with six lanes: three in each direction and up to 6km’s in length plus a new river bridge across the Maribyrnong River in addition to Shepherd Bridge. All these costs and congestion add up. We need to divide and conquer the Transport / Shipping gridlock. A 200 metre wide Shipping Channel exists in our Bay, dredged from ‘The Heads’ to the Docklands for about 60 kms. $$$$$$. Who’s paying? I live here?

Transport in Melbourne is not only about trucks and cars; we are an island nation and our Ports really matter. A Melbourne Bay Bridge at the southern end of Port Phillip Bay can only enhance our Port and vehicle transport operations. It’s all about our place in the world and our future in the world.


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 Post subject: Re: Port Phillip Bridge
PostPosted: 15 Apr 2018, 23:38 
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Melbourne’s Bay Bridge - Is Transurban politcally neutral?

The Herald Sun p50 Weds. 11 April.
By Jeff Whalley TRANSPORT.

Reporting incoming Transurban board member Mark Birrell.

“He was the founding chair of peak industry body Infrastructure Partners Australia, and served for more than three years as chair of government authority Infrastructure Australia, stepping down from that role last year.” End quote.

Mr Birrell was a former Victorian State MP during Premier Jeff Kennett’s years.

https://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/04/15/12/38/north-east-link-fast-tracked-victorian-budget-daniel-andrews.


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