The Victorian State Government has publically called for highly skilled and experienced individuals to apply for the board of the new Port of Hastings Development Authority (PoHDA).


The Victorian Government announced that the PoHDA board would be responsible for strategic planning and the development of Hastings as Victoria's second major container port.


"This will be one of the state's largest infrastructure projects and will help secure the future of the Victorian freight industry through the remainder of the century," Victorian Minister for Ports Denis Napthine said.


"When appointed, the Board will play a key role in securing the future of the Victorian imports and exports for the remainder of the century. This vital task is imperative for the continued growth of the state economy."


"On top of overseeing the development of a second container facility, the PoHDA Board will also contribute to the development of Hastings' existing bulk and break bulk port facilities," Dr Napthine said.


The Victorian Government has called on individuals with extensive experience in strategic planning, organisational governance and business and financial management.


"Experience and knowledge in port management, port related industries and regional economic development would be a further advantage," Dr Napthine said.


"Board appointments are for part-time positions and will extend for a period of up to three years.


Expressions of interest close 5pm Friday 9 September 2011 and should be marked 'private and confidential' to Terry Garwood, Executive Director, Department of Transport, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.