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.
Westport 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's work 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 Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Ports and the Minister for Transport; Planning, oversee the development and delivery of Westport Outcomes Report.
- 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.
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Thank you for your interest in the Westport project and our community events. The series of free Westport community events scheduled between May and July 2019 is now complete. We appreciated the constructive engagement from community members.
Another round of community events will be held in September 2019. Please subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date and receive notice of future events.
For more information, please contact Westport by email email@example.com
To ensure stakeholders and the community have a chance to put forward their views during the development of Westport Report a number of formal feedback opportunities are planned during the two-year process.
Discussion papers and consultation reports related to Westport’s work will be made available here.
The final Westport Outcomes Report will be presented to Government in early 2020.
Welcome to the Westport Beacon collection. Each issue of the Beacon is a mini report about the outcomes of the technical investigations that have been completed throughout the year.
Westport news archives
Contact the Westport Taskforce
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