The Westport Taskforce is developing a plan to manage WA's growing freight demands for the next 50 years and beyond. The Taskforce is holistically assessing a wide range of port and supply chain options, while balancing environmental, economic and social outcomes. In August 2019, Westport released its shortlist of the five best options, all of which include a new port in Kwinana.
Westport is now assessing the shortlist with the recommendations, including the preferred port location, design and cost, to be presented to Government for consideration by the end of 2019. A priority now for Westport is identifying ways to ensure the valuable marine environment of Cockburn Sound is preserved for future generations. Westport is also working to determine when the Inner Harbour – including its road and rail links – will reach capacity.
The Western Australian Planning Commission and the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage are playing a key role in this project, and will be critical to delivering a final recommendation that provides a trade and freight future aligned with Government objectives and planning frameworks for the State.
To find out more about Westport, please visit mysaytransport.wa.gov.au/westport and register for the project updates.