The Westport Taskforce is developing a plan to manage WA’s growing freight demands for the next 50 years and beyond. Ports are the gateway for most of the imported goods used in the homes and businesses of all Western Australians. For 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’s studies focused on the road and rail networks and port infrastructure needed for a holistic, long-term solution for the State’s future.
Westport is using an evidence-based, technical options assessment process that was shaped by input from the community and stakeholders. In August 2019, Westport released its shortlist of the five best options, all which include a new port in Kwinana.
The next stage of Westport’s work will comprehensively assess the shortlist to identify the best-performing port and supply chain option for WA’s long-term requirements while ensuring the valuable Cockburn Sound marine environment is preserved for future generations. Westport will continue to engage and consult with industry and the community throughout our process.
This project is led by the Westport Taskforce Steering Committee, comprised of Directors General from six agencies and the Chairs of the Western Australian Planning Commission, Fremantle Ports and Southern Ports. Nicole Lockwood is the Independent Chair of the Westport Taskforce and is supported by a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary project office along with a Reference Group of more than 90 organisations.
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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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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.
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Contact the Westport Taskforce
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