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Friday 28 July 2017

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Land clash risk for jobs ‘boom’ 3100 jobs prediction faces site pressures

GROWTH: Brett Winter addresses this week’s branding and strategy launch.

A forecast jobs boom at Port of Geelong faces a growth squeeze from unrelated businesses taking over land next door. The port could create more than 3000 jobs within 20 years on the back of a 50 per cent surge in trade, GeelongPort chief executive Brett Winter announced on Wednesday. But his forecast followed council administrators the night before opening up more space for shops and offices on a former industrial site abutting the port. The planning amendment sets up a clash of land uses as the port eyes growth while losing potential expansion sites to unrelated operators. The forecast trade surge could make the port an industrial success story for the city, Mr Winter said while launching GeelongPort’s new branding and a “renewed strategy”. “By 2035, the Port of Geelong is predicted to handle more than 18 million tonnes of imports and exports, generating 3100 jobs and strengthening its position as a leading employer in the local region,” he said. The port, which handles imports and exports of bulk goods such as oil, grain and woodchips, has recorded booming trade over the past few years. Significant harvests after the millennium drought have driven much of the increased business. Continued page 5

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