Series VPRS 11308
World Trade Centre Leasing Committee Minutes
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Date Range: Series 1979 - 1984
  Series in Custody 1979 - 1984
  Contents 1979 - 1984
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1979 - 1984 Port of Melbourne Authority VA 1426
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1979 - 1996 Port of Melbourne Authority VA 1426
1996 - 2003 Office of the Administrator VA 4086
2003 - cont Port of Melbourne Corporation VA 4028
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  • How to use the Records
    To access the minutes researchers need to know the dates of the meetings in which they are interested.

  • Function / Content
    The Port of Melbourne Authority (World Trade Centre) Act 1978 (No. 9221) which came into operation on 19 December 1978, vested the Port of Melbourne Authority with authority to construct, maintain and operate a World Trade Centre in the Port of Melbourne.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The minutes are housed in two two-ring binders and arranged chronologically by meeting date as follows:
    25 September 1979 - 7 December 1982
    26 January 1983 - 25 July 1984.

    Meetings of the Leasing Committee tended to be held fortnightly. The minutes for some meetings are missing. The minutes tended to be brief. Typical topics discussed include:
    - advertising, marketing and promotion
    - leasing arrangements
    - centenary exhibition
    - tenancies
    - restaurant/tavern
    - gymnasium/squash courts
    - car parking.

    The minutes provide details about the tenants occupying the Centre during this period and the nature of the business in which the various tenants were engaged.

    The World Trade Centre was sold on 16 May 1996 for $103 million. It was bought by a Malaysian consortium. During its final year in Government ownership it maintained a tenant occupancy rate at 96% or better which far exceeded the market average occupancy rate for the Melbourne Central Business District of 78%. (Port of Melbourne Authority 1995/96 Annual Report.)

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