The Victorian Government has announced the appointment of Peter Dorling to the Board of the Victorian Regional Channels Authority (VRCA), the body which manages the state’s regional commercial port waters at the Port of Geelong, Port of Portland and Port of Hastings.


State Minister for Ports, Dennis Napthine, said Mr Dorling now joins  current Chair Ken Jarvis and Deputy Chair Merran Kelsall in the VRCA board.


“I’m pleased to welcome Mr Dorling to the VRCA Board, he has considerable experience in senior level positions in Local Government and is currently the Executive Director at the Committee of Geelong,” Dr Napthine said.


“Mr Dorling has been a long-time advocate for regional development and is affiliated with over a dozen institutions and Boards. He is passionate about growth in our regions and his strategic insight will be invaluable for the future prosperity of Victoria’s regional ports.”


The VRCA manages the port waters and navigation channels at the Port of Geelong and oversees management of the port waters at the Port of Portland and Port of Hastings. The authority is now responsible for delivering the Port of Geelong port development plan through amendments made to the Port Management Act 1995 that were passed by Parliament in September 2012.


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