Committee for Portland is an initiative of leading business, local government and Community leaders within Portland.
Established in 2007, with the view to advocate and facilitate the future development of Portland and surrounding areas to be a vibrant and economically sustainable community.

Why Portland Matters

Portland is uniquely placed to lead Victoria in meeting the Federal/State Government’s ambitious target of net zero emissions by 2050.
Portland has significant wind, solar, renewable hydrogen and emerging bioenergy generation capability. Combined with access to critical power infrastructure, such as the 500kva transmission line connecting Victoria to South Australia, this ensures the city is well positioned to attract new business that can assist in meeting this target.

Read more about Why Portland Matters.

Our Members

Executive Members
  • Glenelg Shire Council
  • Keppel Prince
  • Port of Portland
  • Portland Aluminium
  • South West Fibre
  • Wannon Water
  • South West TAFE
Corporate Members
  • Australian Bluegum Plantations
  • Bluescope Distribution
  • Graincorp
  • Mibus Bros
  • Precision Engineering
  • Porthaul
  • Portland Signworks
  • QUBE
  • Quest Apartments
  • Robertson Civil Services
  • The Macs Hotel
Associate Members
  • Seaview Realestate – Allan Barrett
  • WDEA – Kathryn Parsons
  • Powerhouse Productions – Peter & Karen Corbett
  • PDH – Peter Matthews
  • HRH – Leigh Parker
  • Kalcar – Josh & Phil Kelly
  • Groke- Sam Lewis
  • Southern Canning – Joe & Angela Milani
  • Assets Realestate – Ben Nash
  • Royal Hotel – Naomi & Michael
  • Axis Employment – Mark Hutchinson
  • AWA – Deb Oakley
  • Portland Observer – Greg Stevens
  • Berry & Whyte Surveyors – Roger Whyte
Community Members
  • Julia St Creative Space
  • Portland Community Garden
  • Portland Tourist Association
  • Glenelg & Southern Grampians LLEN

Board of Directors

Steve Garner

Board Chair,
Keppel Prince

Ian Bail

Wannon Water

Brian Williamson


Mark McIntyre

Richmond Henty Hotel

Allan Barrett

Seaview Real Estate

Jon Dennis

Precision Engineering

Roger Whyte

Berry & Whyte Surveyors

Greg Burgoyne

Port of Portland

Cr Scott Martin

Glenelg Shire

Roland Freyer

South West Fiber

John Weichert

Deputy Chair

Mibus Bros

Vincent Bellerose

Quest Apartments

Paul Phelan

Glenelg Shire Council

Amy Silvester

South West TAFE

Mark Riley


Fraser Kent


Travis Park

Bluescope Steel


The Committee brings together key leaders to discuss and raise issue that lead to opportunities for growth and prosperity in the region. We have established a number of working groups that assist us in achieving our winning aspiration – to act as a catalyst for ideas and to facilitate those ideas with the ability to add to the success, prosperity and sustainable future of Portland.
Our Sub-committee’s include:
  • Henty Food Producers Group
  • Portland Women in Business
  • Portland Young Professionals Network
  • Portland Business Hub Members

Apply for Membership

Committee for Portland is accepting new membership applications. For details on how to become a member, please see the Become a Member page.
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