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What they said about the Melb port sale

AAP logoAAP 19/09/2016

WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT THE MELBOURNE PORT LEASE SALE

"Every Victorian should take great pride in the price that has been paid for this asset and all the value that can be transferred to other projects." - Premier Daniel Andrews.

"This government has no more excuses." - Opposition leader Matthew Guy.

"This is the biggest price ever seen for an Australian port, money that is funding a Victorian infrastructure boom." - Infrastructure Partnerships Australia chief executive Brendan Lyon.

"This is a fantastic outcome for agriculture and we're looking forward to working with the government on identifying priority projects, many of which desperately need funding." - Victorian Farmers Federation president David Jochinke.

"It is important that the Port of Melbourne remains extremely competitive against rival ports around the country and that Victorians and Victorian businesses are not disadvantaged by port cost increases." - Ai Group Victorian head Tim Piper.

"With the surplus funding of the $9.7 billion lease we hope that vital new infrastructure such as the North East Link can be seriously pursued." - Victorian Transport Association chief executive Peter Anderson.

"These new owners will want a return on investment and that will come from squeezing Victorian exporters." - Victorian Greens leader Greg Barber.

"We congratulate the Victorian government on achieving this significant reform on the utilisation of a major public asset. The legacy will benefit Victorians for decades." - Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive Mark Stone.

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