The Mayor, Cr Dick Gross, and Lili Rosic, General Manager, City Strategy and Sustainable Development, from the City of Port Phillip were given a close up view of Station Pier on Thursday 24 January 2019.
The pier was in full swing with the cruise ship Carnival Legend at berth and Cr Gross and Ms Rosic had a unique waterside view from the Harbour Master’s boat, MV Lonsdale.
Station Pier is managed by Victorian Ports Corporation (Melbourne) (VPCM) and the boat tour was led by its Chief Executive Officer, Rachel Johnson, the Harbour Master, Captain Roy Stanbrook and Melissa Read, VPCM’s Community Stakeholder Engagement Manager.
“We were delighted to give the Mayor and Lili Rosic a tour of the port and especially Station Pier. The boat trip was a great way to show the pier operations and to explain the many activities involved,” said Rachel Johnson.
The boat trip was followed by a visit to VPCM’s Port Operations Control Centre in Lorimer Street, Port Melbourne. There, the visitors viewed the port from the control tower and met VPCM officers who manage the safe navigation of all ships in Melbourne’s port waters.
“This was an excellent opportunity to see firsthand this iconic port in action. We look forward to working with VicPorts and the State Government as we enhance the Waterfront precinct for our community and build an internationally renowned gateway for our great city,” said City of Port Phillip Mayor, Councillor Dick Gross.
|L-R: Lili Rosic and Rachel Johnson in the MV Lonsdale leaving Station Pier.||L-R: Rachel Johnson, Roy Stanbrook, Dick Gross and Melissa Read with Carnival Legend in the background.|
|L-R: Roy Stanbrook and Dick Gross on the MV Lonsdale|
|Carnival Legend at Station Pier |