I guess like much else it is predicated on ever increasing consumption. Yet
surveys seem to show that people are spending more of their income on
services and holidays than goods, so I wonder how realistic it is? But
never mind - only a few birds will be affected.....
On 5 March 2014 14:52, Eric Jeffrey <> wrote:
> On the area of container growth, the two major drivers would be population
> growth, as mentioned, and economic growth in Australia, which would
> increase demand for products, most of which would be imported.
> Eric Jeffrey
> Falls Church VA
> Sent from my iPhone
> > On Mar 4, 2014, at 10:36 PM, Dave Torr <> wrote:
> > With the government proposing (although have not heard much of it
> > a rail link to Avalon I assume that development is likely in the area
> > anyway. I agree it is a concern - which is better - losing part of WTP or
> > Westernport???
> > Always amazes me the figures they use to justify these things - it was
> if I
> > recall based on a huge growth on imported containers. Since there is
> > precious little that we do not import already (presumably in containers)
> > then I am intrigued as to where the growth will come from - far more than
> > is accounted for by population growth. OK - maybe it comes from other
> > but they probably have similar plans....
> >> On 5 March 2014 14:21, Richard Nowotny <>
> >> The following sentence in a news report in today's Melbourne Herald Sun
> >> about the proposed sale of the Port of Melbourne is surely of concern.
> >> I was aware that a second Port Phillip Bay container port proposal had
> >> floated but understood that it was to be outside the immediate vicinity
> >> the Western Treatment Plant shoreline (although still having the
> >> for significant impacts on this RAMSAR listed site). However, "between
> >> Point
> >> Wilson and Little River near Avalon airport" puts it right in the heart
> >> key bird habitat. I suspect a reporting error....but maybe not.
> >> Richard
> >> "Labor is keen to develop Bay West, a second container port between
> >> Wilson and Little River near Avalon airport; the Coalition wants to
> >> the Port of Hastings."
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