Role statement - Victorian Ports Corporation (Melbourne)

The Victorian Ports Corporation (Melbourne) (VPC(M)) is responsible for the safe management of commercial shipping within the waters of the Port of Melbourne, including the channels between Melbourne and the sea.

 

Activity

Critical task alignment / activity source

Mitigation

 

Chair the Melbourne Port Emergency Management Committee

1.2

   

Co-ordinate whole of port emergency management exercises

1.3

   

Maintain the Melbourne Port Emergency Management Plan

1.1

   

Ensure safe management of commercial shipping within the waters of the Port of Melbourne via Vessel Traffic Services authority

1.3, 3.3

   

Response (including Relief)

 

Control agency for maritime casualty non-search and rescue in Port of Melbourne waters under its control

3.1

   

Control agency for oil pollution in the Port Phillip Region (Cape Otway to Cape Shanck)

3.1

   

Provide marine expertise to state response agencies

3.2, 4.5, 4.6

   

Provide control systems for fuel bunkering and “Hot Work” activities in the Port

3.1

   

Provide access to VPC(M) controlled resources

3.2

   

Under the Port Lease Transaction requirements, Port of Melbourne is required to respond to marine pollution incidents within the berth pocket at the berths within the Port, with control transferring to VPC(M) should the marine pollution incident extend beyond these parameters

3.2

   

Monitor the movement of dangerous goods through the Port

16.2

   

Recovery

 

Provide maritime expertise to state recovery agencies

4.5, 4.6

   

Manage and participate in the development of recovery management within the Melbourne Port Emergency Management Plan

4.5, 4.6

   

Assurance and Learning

 

For assurance and learning activities, refer directly to the agency for further information.