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Opening of the new corkscrew observatory

The community is invited to Port of Portland's opening of the new corkscrew observatory on Sunday, 2 December 2018 commencing at 10:30am.  Buses will be available for boarding at the Portland Visitor Information Centre, Lee Breakwater Road, Portland and will travel through the port precinct, prior to disembarking at the Smelther Berth, where a short walk of approximately 400 metres is required to access the corkscrew. 

You must book a seat on the bus to gain entry to the corkscrew.  Buses will depart from the Portland Visitor Information Centre every 20 minutes.  Click here to view the bus timetable.  Buses for disabled passengers are available and can be booked through the Event Coordinator on (03) 5525 0911. 

Tickets will be available for booking from 8:00am on Monday, 1 October 2018.  CLICK HERE TO BOOK

If you need further information please click here to view FAQ's or contact Port of Portland on 5525 0900. Alternatively click here to send us an email.  

 


PortEd TOURS

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Port of Portland is offering port education tours for local Primary and Secondary Schools.  The tours will offer a unique learning experience where students can "weave in and out" of the port precinct giving a close-up look at the big ships, cranes and other machinery at work, accompanied by detailed commentary.  Students will have access to many advantage points not open to the general public.

Port of Portland will provide complimentary hire of the bus for each PortEd Tour.  Tours will begin and depart from the school.  All tours are conducted on the bus and students will not exit the bus onto the port precinct.

We are fully booked for tours for the remainder of 2018, however please send through enquiries for 2019 - bookings will be available from February 2019 through to October 2019.

If you would like to book a PortEd Tour, click here to complete our online booking form.  

Need further information? Please contact reception on 5525 0900 or click here to send us an email.

 


PORT OF PORTLAND COMMUNITY SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM

Port of Portland is committed to making a positive contribution to the region in which we operate.  Our Community Sponsorship Program aims to assist local projects / events that reflect POPL's organisational values and positively contribute to our local community.

Port of Portland will consider sponsorship that supports the following categories:

  • Local education programs aimed at giving young people opportunities for self-development and community service.
  • Community welfare programs or initiatives that assist disadvantaged groups.
  • Environmental improvement initiatives particularly, but not limited to, encouraging people of all ages and abilities to become more active.

APPLICATIONS FOR FY2019   CLOSED

Click here for the Application Criteria and Guidelines

Click here to download the online Application Form 
 


EcoPort GRANTS  CLOSED

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Port of Portland is making available to all local port schools the opportunity to apply for an EcoPort grant.  The aim of the grant is to assist schools with environmental learning opportunities for students, teachers and the school community.  Six grants worth $1000 each will be offered for projects that provide hands-on curriculum-based environmental or sustainability initiatives focussing on strong student participation.  Primary and secondary schools located in or adjacent to our port community, including Portland and Heywood, are invited to apply.  

Projects could include biodiversity, water conservation, energy, waste and water.  

Applications close 5:00pm, Thursday 31 May 2018, with recipients announced by Friday 8 June 2018.  Funds to be allocated by 30 June 2018.  

Need further information? Please contact Janine Marra on 5525 0900.

 

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