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21 September 2022

The Port of Portland is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Greg Burgoyne to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Greg joins the Port of Portland team following...

The Port of Portland is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Greg Burgoyne to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Greg joins the Port of Portland team following 10 years as Chief Executive Officer of the Glenelg Shire Council, prior to which he served as Chief Financial Officer at the Australian Taxation Office, after spending 18 years in senior management and board positions with Shell Australia.

Port of Portland Chairman Lindsay Ward said “We are delighted to have Greg join the Port of Portland team. Greg has exceptional relevant experience and brings with him a wealth of industry knowledge. As a local, he is very familiar with the operations at Port of Portland and has existing relationships with many of the Port’s customers. We look forward to Greg commencing with us in January 2023.”

Greg holds three Master’s Degrees, in accounting, in business (corporate law) and in professional ethics, as well as a Graduate Diploma in taxation.  He is also a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants.

Greg said “It is an honour to be appointed as CEO of Port of Portland. Not only is the Port a significant asset for Portland, but it also plays a pivotal role in Australia’s export markets and is a major contributor to the Australian economy. This is an exciting opportunity, and I am looking forward to working with the team at Port of Portland.”

Current CEO Mr Greg Tremewen said “Greg is an excellent choice for the position. We have had a close working relationship through Greg’s role at Glenelg Shire Council and the Committee for Portland. Greg understands our business and will be a great fit for the port.”

Mr Burgoyne succeeds Mr Tremewen who will remain in the role until January 2023.

16 September 2022

Following on from the success of the corkscrew climb event in 2020, Port of Portland is delighted to invite the community to climb the iconic corkscrew observatory on Saturday 19...

Following on from the success of the corkscrew climb event in 2020, Port of Portland is delighted to invite the community to climb the iconic corkscrew observatory on Saturday 19 November 2022. This event has been well received in the past with excitement growing from the community to once again tour port facilities and climb the structure.

Port of Portland Chief Executive Officer Greg Tremewen said “the open day will be a ‘free’ non-ticketed event where visitors can simply line-up, register and board the next available bus.  Buses will run at 20-minute intervals from the Portland Visitor Information Centre and travel through the port precinct, prior to disembarking at the Smelter Berth, where a short walk of approximately 400 metres will be required to access the corkscrew”.

Bus departure times will be: 10am; 10:20am; 10:40am; 11am, 11:20am; 11:40am; 12pm; 12:20pm; 12:40pm; 1pm; 1:20pm and 1:40pm. A round trip to the corkscrew will take approximately 50 minutes.  With restrictions on the number of people climbing the corkscrew at any one time, a strict timetable has been established.

Access to and from the corkscrew will be by bus only.  Pedestrian access from any port entry gate will not be permitted.  All enquiries regarding disabled and wheelchair access should be directed to the Event Coordinator, Janine Marra, on 03 5525 2450.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: Security at the Port of Portland is governed by the Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003.  The Port of Portland has an approved Maritime Security Plan which covers security-based risks to the port and the local community.  Access to the Port Security Zone is permitted to authorised visitors only.  Port of Portland is required to maintain a register of all visitors.  As you will be entering a Port Security Zone, all passengers will be required to provide their full name and photo ID (adults only) prior to boarding each bus.

Greg Tremewen
Chief Executive Officer
(03) 5525 0900

30 October 2020

Port of Portland is delighted to invite the community to view an online exhibition of photos and memorabilia in recognition of its upcoming 60th anniversary on 19 November 2020.

Port of Portland is delighted to invite the community to view an online exhibition of photos and memorabilia in recognition of its upcoming 60th anniversary on 19 November 2020.

The exhibition will be available for viewing from Monday, 2 November 2020 and will include the ports own photo collection, along with port related images from the Vern McCallum Collection.

In 1945, the Victorian Government received a report from its Public Works Committee recommending that the Port be upgraded to help develop Western Victoria. The ‘new’ port was officially opened on Henty Day, 19 November 1960, by the Governor General of Victoria, Sir Dallas Brooks.

Today, the Port of Portland celebrates 60 years of the modern port and its connection between our region and the world. It is the only Victorian port that serves the needs of two states – Victoria and South Australia.

Port of Portland Chief Executive Officer Greg Tremewen said “we are very proud of our history and very keen to preserve it by recognising the 60th anniversary of the port’s opening. We hope that people from Portland and surrounding regions embrace this online event and help us celebrate this milestone.”

In the lead up to the celebration, the Port has released a series of historical videos recognising the ports vast history and its link with the Portland community. It has also taken the opportunity to reflect on its people, past and present, who have made the port what it is today, featuring their stories on Port of Portland’s Facebook page.

A special 60th year logo has been developed by Port of Portland to mark the occasion.

Executive Assistant and project coordinator Janine Marra said ‘it’s disappointing we cannot hold a public exhibition given the COVID-19 restrictions, however, a virtual exhibition will allow us to broaden the audience by allowing people from all around the world an opportunity to view it.”

The Port will release a video titled ‘Port of Portland 60 Years of Reflections’, produced by Powerhouse Productions. This video will take you on a nostalgic journey into its history and the challenges experienced in building the modern port.

Port of Portland encourages the community to enjoy this trip down memory lane, along with some anecdotal accounts of working during the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80’s, right up to the modern day, with interviews from long serving staff.


The exhibition will run until March 2021.

7 August 2020

Port of Portland has announced the appointment of Andrew Hays to the position of Harbour Master/Marine Manager. Mr Hays joins the Port of Portland team following 8 years’ experience in...

Port of Portland has announced the appointment of Andrew Hays to the position of Harbour Master/Marine Manager.

Mr Hays joins the Port of Portland team following 8 years’ experience in port operations, as a Deputy Harbour Master in three Australian ports.  Prior to these roles Mr Hays served in the Royal Australian Navy as a Seaman Officer predominantly in submarines.

Port of Portland CEO Greg Tremewen said ”We are delighted to have Andrew join us here in Portland. Andrew has exceptional experience and a wealth of knowledge. Andrew’s prior position was Deputy Harbour Master at Port of Melbourne, Australia’s largest port. We look forward to Andrew commencing with us on 10 August 2020.”

Mr Hays holds a Master of Business Administration (Harbour Master) from the University of Middlesex and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Newcastle.

Mr Hays said “My family have relocated to Portland and we are all looking forward to becoming part of the community and enjoying the Portland lifestyle. This is an exciting opportunity and I am looking forward to working with the team at Port of Portland.”

To keep up to date with all employment opportunities and future announcements, visit the Port of Portland website https://portofportland.com.au/

3 April 2019

Port of Portland’s Port Development Strategy was approved by the Hon Melissa Horne MP, Minister for Ports and Freight on 3 April 2019. This PDS replaces the Port Land Use Strategy...

Port of Portland’s Port Development Strategy was approved by the Hon Melissa Horne MP, Minister for Ports and Freight on 3 April 2019. This PDS replaces the Port Land Use Strategy published in August 2009 (August 2009 PLUS).

The Port Development Strategy (PDS) is prepared in accordance with Section 91K of the Port Management Act 1995 (VIC), which requires all Victorian Ports to periodically identify and articulate capacity and infrastructure issues within the port. Ministerial guidelines have been followed.

The PDS examines a range of issues facing the Port in considerable detail and, where relevant, offers key recommendations for their mitigation or resolution.

The Port acknowledges that implementation of these key recommendations will require cooperation between the Port, Port tenants, local councils and the Victorian, South Australian and Federal Governments.

Port management looks forward to working with all stakeholders so that together we can deliver solutions to the issues we all face to deliver benefits to the Port, the Portland community and Victoria.

For any queries on this matter please contact Greg Tremewen, Chief Executive Officer, on (03) 5525 0900.

30 March 2019

The Port of Portland Safety and Environment Management Plan (SEMP) documents the way in which the Port of Portland Pty Limited (POPL) manages safety and environmental risks, values and responsibilities....

The Port of Portland Safety and Environment Management Plan (SEMP) documents the way in which the Port of Portland Pty Limited (POPL) manages safety and environmental risks, values and responsibilities.
Effective safety and environment management is paramount to the continuing sustainability of the Port of Portland’s business and its users, neighbours and industries which rely upon it. The adoption and successful application of risk management by tenants, licensees and port users is essential to sustain the Port’s business which will allow POPL to remain competitive.

The SEMP has the following objectives:

  • Promoting the protection of the environment and enhancement of environmental performance at Port of Portland.
  • A workplace that is safe with mitigation of risks to health.
  • Encouragement of safety and environmental awareness for all personnel operating within the port.
  • Continuous improvement and measurement of safety and environmental performance within the Port of Portland.
  • Promoting an integrated and systematic approach to risk management in relation to the port.
  • Establishing effective safety and environmental management systems as a key component of the Port’s business.

The SEMP has been developed in accordance with the Port Management Act and the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) Ministerial Guidelines for Port Safety and Environment Management Plans and builds upon the large amount of existing risk management documentation and knowledge which are entrenched in POPL’s existing operations. The SEMP takes a ‘whole of port’ approach to the identification and management of the Port’s safety and environmental risks; this involves a risk-based approach to the analysis of all land and marine based activities within the port.

The SEMP is a live document which is subject to review and improvement that reflects changing circumstances and legislation, through regular review and revision of POPL’s Safety and Environment Management system.

Should you have any queries on this matter please contact Greg Tremewen, Chief Executive Officer, on (03) 5525 0900.

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