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Giant visitors outgrow Port Phillip's channels

Adam Carey From between the heads of Port Phillip Bay, the Prominent Ace, a giant container ship, is a blip on the horizon that could be mistaken for a whitecap.

Labor floats plan for giant pier out into Port Phillip in its Bay West port plan

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Adam Carey Labor is considering building a giant, hook-shaped pier stretching about eight kilometres into the sea as a way to make good on its proposal to build a new container port in the west of Port Phillip...

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Third option emerges for Labor's Bay West port

The orange-bellied parrot.

Adam Carey The orange-bellied parrot, one of Australia’s rarest birds, could again up-end plans for a major project in Victoria, after a study found it likes to feed at a Port Phillip Bay site Labor is...

Drivers who park in clearways in peak hour run big risk as VicRoads boosts tow truck patrols

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Adam Carey People who park in peak-hour clearways will run a bigger risk of having their vehicle towed and impounded, with VicRoads launching a fresh assault after being given a $1.

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New peak-hour services for busiest rail lines

Melbourne Metro Rail lost federal funding in the 2013 election.

Adam Carey Victoria's public transport system will get a much-needed shot in the arm next month when new peak-hour services are added to some of Melbourne's busiest rail lines, and sweeping changes are made to...

Victorian Labor's Bay West plan for Melbourne too risky, former port chief says

Container ship

Adam Carey Labor’s plan to build a vast new Melbourne container port in the west of Port Phillip Bay is “simplistic” and likely to fail, former chief executive of the Victorian...

Dredging blow to port plan

PORT PHILLIP BAY and DREDGING and QUEEN OF THE NETHERLANDS
Photo shows the Dredger The Queen of The Netherlands dredging at the opening of Port Phillip Bay.
Photo by Jason South for THE AGE
31st July 2008

Adam Carey Port Phillip Bay faces massive dredging on a scale never before attempted in Australia, at a cost of billions, if Labor follows through on its policy to build a new container port between Avalon and...

Free helmets in bid to jump-start bike share plan

The Age News
21st March 2013
Picture by Wayne Taylor
Melbourne bikes now with complimentary helmuts at the bike bank in Bourke st Docklands.

Jared Lynch and Adam Carey The state government hopes handing out free helmets will breathe life into its failing bike-share program, which is yet to break even in three years of operation.

Traders plan mock funeral for 'death of Acland Street'

Acland St.

Adam Carey St Kilda traders are planning a "day of mourning" for the coming death of Acland Street if a planned conversion of one of Melbourne's busiest tram routes into a light rail service is not stopped.

Heavy Harry waits patiently for plans to get him back on track

Wayne Brown with locomotives at the train museum in Newport.

Adam Carey Australia's biggest locomotive the star exhibit of a run-down railway museum nobody visits.