Minister for Ports Denis Napthine has called for expressions of interest for three positions on the board of the Port of Melbourne Corporation.
Dr Napthine said it was an fantastic opportunity to join the board, with the Port of Melbourne set to undergo a $1.6 billion, once in a generation expansion, including the development of a third container terminal and purpose built automotive facility at Webb Dock.
"The Victorian Coalition Government is looking for three suitably qualified candidates who have the necessary skills and experience to contribute to an exciting period of growth and development at the Port of Melbourne," Dr Napthine said.
"The Port of Melbourne is a critical piece of Government-owned infrastructure that drives the Victorian economy and provides employment for tens of thousands of people across the state.
"The port is Australasia's busiest container and general cargo port and is continuing to grow with total trade increasing 9.1 per cent to 87 million revenue tonnes in 2011-12.
"We are looking for people with a mixture of experience and knowledge, including strategic planning, organisational governance and business and financial management, to guide the direction of the Port of Melbourne through this critical period," Dr Napthine said.
Dr Napthine said the part-time appointments were for terms of up to three years and expressions of interest would be received by 10 August 2012.
For more information concerning the Port of Melbourne Corporation visit www.portofmelbourne.com