Westport: Port and Environs Strategy

A long-range vision for Perth and the surrounding regions' freight, trade, logistics and defence needs.

  Westport: Preparing for the Strategy - have your say

We are planning a future freight system to support the WA economy, centered on new port facilities in the Outer Harbour at Kwinana.

We want your help to ensure we have the best information to plan for our future.

The Westport: Preparing for the Strategy discussion paper seeks input on the proposed approach to developing the Westport Strategy.

To provide feedback,

Westport: Preparing for the Strategy


If you have issues accessing the survey or discussion paper, contact the Westport Taskforce via enquiries@westport.wa.gov.au or the details below.

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External Link Media statement 14/12/2017: Opportunity to shape the approach to plan for Outer Harbour

  About the Westport Strategy

Container ship docked at a terminal

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 work streams being identified as required.

Westport Governance Structure

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  Westport image gallery

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  Westport news and project updates

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  Contact the Westport Taskforce

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  Westport Taskforce Project Office
GPO Box C102
Perth WA 6839
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