Providing guidance to the State Government on Perth’s long-term infrastructure needs, and developing a plan to manage the growing freight demands for the next 50 years and beyond.

  About Westport

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.

Westport governance structure

PROJ_P_Westport_GovernanceStructure.pdf icon Westport: Governance structure Kb
PROJ_P_Westport_TaskforceRefGroupToR.pdf icon Westport: Taskforce Reference Group - Terms of Reference Kb
PROJ_P_Westport_TaskforceSteeringCommitteeToR.pdf icon Westport: Taskforce Steering Committee - Terms of Reference Kb

  Westport events

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 enquiries@westport.wa.gov.au


  Westport publications

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.

PROJ_FS_Westport_factsheet.pdf icon Facts about Westport (Fact sheet) Kb
PROJ_FS_Westport_Environment.pdf icon Westport: Environment (Fact sheet) Kb
PROJ_FS_Westport_Governance.pdf icon Westport: Governance (Fact sheet) Kb
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
PROJ_FS_Westport_Cockburn_Sound_potential_port_location_factsheet.pdf icon Why is Westport investigating Cockburn Sound as a potential port location? Kb

  Westport project updates

View the latest Westport Project Updates below.

PROJ_P_Westport_PortEnvironsStrat_Update_13.pdf icon Westport - Project update 13 Kb
PROJ_P_Westport_PortEnvironsStrat_Update_12.pdf icon Westport - Project update 12 Kb
PROJ_P_Westport_PortEnvironsStrat_Update_11.pdf icon Westport - Project update 11 Kb

  Westport Beacon

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.

PROJ_P_Westport_Beacon_Cover_Letter_Nicole_Lockwood.pdf icon Cover Letter - August 2019 Kb
PROJ_P_Westport_Westport_Beacon_5.pdf icon Westport Beacon 5: Long-term container trade forecast - August 2019 Kb
PROJ_P_Westport_Beacon_6.pdf icon Westport Beacon 6: Long-list of options - August 2019 Kb
PROJ_P_Westport_Beacon_7.pdf icon Westport Beacon 7: Shortlist of options - August 2019 Kb
PROJ_P_Westport_Beacon_8.pdf icon Westport Beacon 8: Why Fremantle can't handle the long-term freight task alone - August 2019 Kb
PROJ_P_Westport_Beacon_9.pdf icon Westport Beacon 9: Bunbury supply chain opportunities - August 2019 Kb
PROJ_P_Westport_Beacon_4.pdf icon Westport Beacon 4: Kwinana Rail Loop alternative concept - April 2019 Kb
PROJ_P_Westport_Beacon_3.pdf icon Westport Beacon 3: How Westport will assess its options - April 2019 Kb
PROJ_P_Westport_Beacon_2.pdf icon Westport Beacon 2: Feedback on Westport - What we have found so far report - April 2019 Kb
PROJ_P_Westport_Beacon_1.pdf icon Westport Beacon 1: Introducing the Beacon - March 2019 Kb

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  Westport news archives

PROJ_P_Westport_PortEnvironsStrat_Update10FINAL.pdf icon Westport - Project update 10 Kb
PROJ_P_Westport_PortEnvironsStrat_Update9FINAL.pdf icon Westport - Project update 9 Kb
PROJ_P_Westport_PortEnvironsStrat_Update8FINAL.pdf icon Westport - Project update 8 Kb
PROJ_P_Westport_PortEnvironsStrat_Update7.pdf icon Westport - Project update 7 Kb
PROJ_P_Westport_PortEnvironsStrat_Update6.pdf icon Westport - Project update 6 Kb
PROJ_P_Westport_PortEnvironsStrat_Update5.pdf icon Westport - Project update 5 Kb
PROJ_P_Westport_PortEnvironsStrat_Update4.pdf icon Westport - Project update 4 Kb
PROJ_P_Westport_PortEnvironsStrat_Update3.pdf icon Westport - Project update 3 Kb
PROJ_P_Westport_PortEnvironsStrat_Update2.pdf icon Westport - Project update 2 Kb
PROJ_P_Westport_PortEnvironsStrat_Update1.pdf icon Westport - Project update 1 Kb

  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 Westport (08) 6551 6525 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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