New Direction Sought For Victoria’s Regional Shipping Channels

New Direction Sought For Victoria’s Regional Shipping Channels

Victoria Minister for Ports Denis Napthine

Call For Victorian Regional Channel Authority Board Members

Victor P Taffa

The Victorian Government is calling for expressions of interest from individuals who have the necessary skills, qualifications and experience to contribute as Board Members of the Victorian Regional Channels Authority (VRCA).

Minister for Ports Denis Napthine said the VRCA’s key task is to provide strategic direction for the management of Victoria’s Regional Shipping Channels.

“Victoria’s Regional Commercial Ports are essential to the state’s economic growth and prosperity. They are engines for regional growth, generating thousands of jobs and business activity for regional cities.”

“The VRCA plays an important role in ensuring safe and efficient access to Victoria’s regional ports, while also providing strategic direction to ensure maritime infrastructure can meet the needs of Victoria’s growing economy into the future.” Dr. Napthine said.


The VRCA manages the Port Waters and Navigation Channels at the Port of Geelong and oversees management of the Port Waters at the Port of Portland and Westernport.

Dr. Napthine said prospective board members should demonstrate skills including 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.

The tenures of two board members are due to expire on 31 March 2011 and 30 April 2011.

Appointments are for a three year period and are part time positions. The board generally meets on a monthly basis.

Expressions of interest close 5 pm Friday 11 February 2011.