Westport: Port and Environs Strategy

Delivering a sustainable and globally responsive long-term supply chain strategy to optimise freight, trade and logistics needs from Fremantle and Kwinana to Bunbury.

  Westport: Have your say

Westport has launched an online consultation portal to gather feedback from the community and stakeholders. The hub is part of a whole-of-Transport-Portfolio initiative called My Say Transport.

Have your say and help shape the freight and logistics future of Perth and the South West.

Westport: Have your say

  About the Westport Strategy

For 120 years, the Port of Fremantle has played a leading role in shaping the physical, commercial and social environment of Western Australia.

It is now WA's largest general cargo port, operating from the Inner Harbour in Fremantle and the Outer Harbour in Kwinana.

The port, which handled $26 billion in trade in 2016-17, is the gateway for most of the imported goods used in the homes and businesses of all Western Australians. For our exporters, it is a vital link to world markets.

To ensure the State's future trade needs are met, well-planned port facilities are essential.

The Westport: Port and Environs Strategy will provide guidance to the Government on the planning, development and growth of the Port of Fremantle at the Inner and Outer Harbours, the required rail and road networks, and the potential for the Port of Bunbury to contribute to the handling of the growing trade task.

The Westport Taskforce Steering Committee, which includes Directors General from six government departments, the Chair of the Western Australian Planning Commission and the Chairman of the Fremantle Ports Board, will oversee the project.

In September 2017, Nicole Lockwood was appointed as the independent chair to lead the Taskforce which will be supported by a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary project office.

Many people are interested in the planning and development of the Outer Harbour, and wider freight network and we are interested in hearing their views.

Consultation and continuous communication will be integral to the development of the Westport Strategy and will occur across each of the key stages.

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  Westport governance structure

The Westport governance structure promotes a collaborative approach to project oversight. It identifies a Taskforce comprising:

  • The Westport Taskforce Steering Committee, reporting directly to the Minister for Transport; Planning; Lands, to oversee the development and delivery of the strategy.
  • The Westport Taskforce Reference Group to provide a pool of specialist advice and industry input so that up-to-date information may be readily accessed, and to provide a mechanism for ongoing consultation.
  • A Westport Taskforce Project Office drawn from five key State Government agencies. The Project Office will be supplemented as required by representatives from other relevant Departments and the procurement of external technical expertise.
  • Work Streams to undertake technical work around; land use and transport planning, port planning, staging and commerce, environmental planning, communications and engagement with additional skill sets being identified as required.

Westport governance structure

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  Westport events

Upcoming events:

There are no current events at this time.

Previous events:

Westport Community Information Sessions

A series of public Community Information Sessions are being held for community members to learn more about the Westport project.

Consultation is a key component of developing the Westport Strategy and will occur across each of the key stages as the Westport Taskforce looks at all options to support Western Australia's growing trade industry.

The sessions are informal and attendees may arrive and leave at any time within the two-hours. Details are outlined below:

  • Fremantle
    Date and time: Wednesday 11 July 2018 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm.
    Venue: Stackwood - 10 Stack Street, Fremantle 6160.
  • Kwinana
    Date and time: Wednesday 18 July 2018 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm.
    Venue: Darius Wells Centre, Ken Jackman Room - Cnr Chisham Avenue and Robbos Place, Kwinana 6167.
  • Bunbury
    Date and time: Wednesday 1 August 2018 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm.
    Venue: Maker + Co - 75B Victoria Street, Bunbury 6230.

Due to venue limits, RSVPs are essential. Please email enquiries@westport.wa.gov.au or call (08) 6551 6479 to register and indicate which session you would like to attend.

AITPM - National Traffic and Transport Conference

Freight and Ports Workshop - Friday 27 July 2018.

The 'Westport Supply Chain of the Future: Think-a-thon'

Participants will work in teams to confront the real world challenge of creating a vision of the Westport in 2068; defining how its supply chain will operate and integrate.

Solutions will be judged by panel of experts with winners awarded separate prizes for:

  • The most popular solution and
  • The most creative and effective solution.

Westport will host and facilitate this event.

Attendance at this Forum is included as part of a Full Conference Registration or can be purchased as a one-day Forum ticket only.

Tables of 6 are encouraged for this workshop, but each attendee will need to be registered as either a Full or Forum Only delegate in order to attend.

Chamber of Minerals and Energy - South West Workshop - 23 March 2018

On Friday 23 March 2018 Westport Taskforce Chair Nicole Lockwood briefed the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA on the importance of the Westport project to the future of the WA economy.

Following her briefing, Nicole filmed a two-minute Q&A, which is available below.

External Link Q&A with Westport Chairperson Nicole Lockwood (YouTube video)

Technical consultants briefing - 6 February 2018

A briefing session for prospective environmental, engineering planning and other technical consultants was held on Tuesday 6 February 2018. The purpose of the session was to provide the market with an outline of the State Government procurement process that would need to be followed should any consultants be required to provide further technical expertise to the project team.

In his first public address as Westport Project Director, Tim Collins provided the 130 attendees with an overview of the Westport project, the progress made to date and the scope of works needing to be undertaken. Tim's presentation is available below.

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  Westport image gallery

See what the Westport Taskforce has been up to by viewing the image gallery below.

  Westport publications

To ensure stakeholders and the community have a chance to put forward their views during the development of the Westport Strategy a number of formal feedback opportunities are planned during the two-year process.

Discussion papers and consultation reports related to the development of the strategy will be made available here.

The final Westport: Port and Environs Strategy will be presented to the Minister for Transport; Planning and Lands in late 2019.

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PROJ_FS_Westport_LandUsePLanning.pdf icon Westport: Land use planning (Fact sheet) Kb
PROJ_FS_Westport_Overview.pdf icon Westport: Overview (Fact sheet) Kb
PROJ_P_Westport_Preparing_for_the_Strategy.pdf icon Westport: Preparing for the Strategy - December 2017 Kb
PROJ_FS_Westport_Transport.pdf icon Westport: Transport (Fact sheet) Kb
PROJ_P_Westport_Report_Dec_2018.pdf icon Westport: What we have found so far report - Dec 2018 Kb
PROJ_P_Westport_WhatYouHaveToldUs.pdf icon Westport: What you have told us - April 2018 Kb
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  Contact the Westport Taskforce

Service Type Suburb Business Name Phone number Phone number (secondary) Fax Pre-booking required Business Hours Email Street address Postal address Business Type Vehicle type Comments
Westport: Port and Environs Strategy Westport (Port and Environs Strategy) (08) 6551 6717 No Monday to Friday 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. (excludes public holidays) enquiries@westport.wa.gov.au P.O. Box C102, Perth WA 6839 Department of Transport A long-range vision for Perth and the surrounding regions' freight, trade, logistics and defence needs.


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