The Essential Services Commission welcomes the Port of Melbourne’s withdrawal of its rebalancing application.
The commission consulted on the port’s application over four weeks from December 2020 until 1 February. During this process, a host of issues were raised by stakeholders which led to a series of discussions with the Port of Melbourne over recent weeks and ultimately, resulted in withdrawal of the application.
The commission notes the port’s commitment to providing further opportunities to port users and other stakeholders to contribute to the process.
Given the ongoing nature of this process we will not be making any further comment at this time.