Station Pier – an Important Melbourne Visitor Arrival Location

Station Pier – an Important Melbourne Visitor Arrival Location The City of Melbourne Tourism Action Plan states: Melbourne’s success as a cruise ship destination also highlights the opportunity for an integrated and overarching approach. The number of cruise ship visits to Melbourne has increased from 56 ships in 2011/12 to 85 in 2015/161. Along with increasing demand for cruise shipping, …

Docklands News September 2020

Opening up Melbourne Waterways The Melbourne Maritime Heritage Network focus on maritime matters includes activation of our vastly under-developed and under-utilized public asset – the waterways of Melbourne. And, of course, Docklands is at the very heart of our waterways. Few people are aware that taken as a whole, Melbourne’s navigable waterways system is greater than that of Sydney. In …

Response to Ports Discussion Paper

This response is on behalf of the Melbourne Maritime Heritage Network (MMHN) and Offshore & Specialist Ships Australia (OSSA). Thank you for the opportunity to make comment on your Ports Discussion Paper. Overall this paper is well presented and extensive in its breadth. We have focused on three areas which we feel need further thought and discussion.

MMHN September 2020

Melbourne – A Great Maritime City Greetings AllMMHN September 2020 Update  Gloom and Doom pervades our daily news – prologued economic and social hardship. Yet around maritime matters there is well-founded optimism particularly in relation to the maritime industry, trade and the MMHN. The sophistication, scale and efficiency of Melbourne’s port activities reflects the dedication of thousands of Victorians involved in …

Redevelopment of Mission to Seafarers

MMHN are delighted that the City of Melbourne’s Council last night unanimously approved the passing of the proposal to proceed with a feasibility study and building a business case for the redevelopment of the iconic Mission to Seafarers building. This is a great step forward aligning with the vision of MMHN to develop a Melbourne Maritime Precinct. This redevelopment together …

Proposal for Docklands Container Installation

Short-term to mid-term activation of Docklands 1/8/2020. Proposal for Docklands Container Installation. This project involves Victoria University, ANL and DV – and potentially the CoM, the Docklands Chamber of Commerce and the AFL It is all Shipping container, creative new technologies Genesis MMHN board member, Associate Professor David Goodwin (VU) has proposed a ‘container installation’ for Docklands. This proposal, based …

June/ July 2020 Update

Melbourne – A Great Maritime City Greetings All MMHN July 2020 Update  Despite the ominous signs of a second wave of COVID-19, activity within the Melbourne Maritime Heritage Network (MMHN) continues apace as we bring together our diverse maritime stakeholders – heritage, industry, educators, and ’sailors’ of all types. MMHN is gaining recognition as a unifying force among maritime stakeholders. …

May 2020 Update

Melbourne – A Great Maritime City Greetings All  The May 2020 Up-Date – a little late So much has been happening around maritime heritage on-line ‘virtual’ world during COVID19 that May flew by – few of us feel that we have been ‘locked-in’ or ‘locked-out ‘ as we tentatively pass through various levels of  ‘ISO’. First – Practical Help a. Heritage advice …

April 2020 Update

Melbourne – A Great Maritime City Greetings AllIt’s fair to say that in times past there has been a degree of negativity around Australia’s geographic remoteness, far from the centres of power and influence.  The phrase the ‘tyranny of distance’, first coined around 1960, came into common usage as the title of prominent historian Geoffrey Blainey’s popular 1967 book “The Tyranny of …