The Hon. Melissa Horne MP – Minister for Ports and Freight
Melissa Horne has been the Minister for Ports and Freight since 2018.
She has been responsible for implementing key reforms contained in the Victorian Freight Plan and has focussed strongly on getting more freight on rail. In 2018 she secured an $83 million investment to boost maintenance on the rail freight network. This year’s Victorian Budget contains a further $181 million to be invested in capital upgrades to the network.
Melissa has been a strong advocate for the Port Rail Shuttle Network and has overseen the introduction of a more transparent pricing mechanism at the Port of Melbourne.
She has also initiated changes to the management of Victoria’s ports, bringing together several agencies under Ports Victoria and charting a new path for the state’s four commercial ports.