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The Melbourne Port Corporation (MPC) was established under the provisions of the Port Services Act 1995. It began operations on 1 March 1996. Portfolio responsibility rested with the Minister for Ports. However, on a range of matters affecting the Corporation, the Minister had joint responsibility with the Treasurer.
The MPC managed the land within the Port of Melbourne. The Corporation's function, powers and duties included planning and co-ordination of the development of port land and infrastructure and to make these assets available to port service providers.
As at 30 June 2000 the MPC comprised three divisions- Administration, Infrastructure and Property and five business units- Business Planning, Corporate and Legal Services, Human Resources, Public Relations and Trade Development. Each of the divisions was administered by a General Manager who reported to the Chief Executive. The business units were each administered by a Manager who also reported to the Chief Executive.
On 30 June 2003 the Port of Melbourne Corporation VA 4028 took over responsibilities from the Melbourne Port Corporation, (this agency).