Melbourne City Suburbs - Port Melbourne
Port Melbourne (Fishermens Bend) is located to the west of the
central city area. Covering a significant part of the Port of
Melbourne, it is spread across 300 hectares, has more than 200
businesses establishments, and employs more than 11,000 people.
Employment in the area is anticipated to expand to 20,000 people
by 2020 as further industrial or commercial development occurs.
The area is home to many large manufacturers and corporations.
It also has a significant cluster of aerospace-related
organisations including education facilities. Commercial
activity is moving from heavy manufacturing to clean
high-technology manufacturing, particularly in business park
environments offering the benefits of co-location and proximity
to a range of research and educational establishments.
The Port of Melbourne is Australia’s largest container and
general cargo port and a major gateway to Victoria and the
capital city. It operates 24 hours a day.
The Port of Melbourne has developed plans that envisage growth
and enhanced connections with major transport infrastructure.
The plan estimates that in the next 20 years, an additional five
berths and 25 hectares of terminal space will be required.
Future development includes the Webb Dock Container Terminal,
extension of heavy rail to the Webb Dock, and improved links
between the Port and the Dynon Hub.