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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

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.

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 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_Update17FINAL.pdf icon Westport - Project update 17 Kb
PROJ_P_Westport_PortEnvironsStrat_Update16FINAL.pdf icon Westport - Project update 16 Kb
PROJ_P_Westport_Update_15.pdf icon Westport - Project update 15 Kb
PROJ_P_Westport_Update_14.pdf icon Westport - Project update 14 Kb
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_10.pdf icon Westport Beacon 10: Preserving the marine environment - September 2019 Kb
PROJ_P_Westport_Beacon_9.pdf icon Westport Beacon 9: Bunbury supply chain opportunities - 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_7.pdf icon Westport Beacon 7: Shortlist of options - August 2019 Kb
PROJ_P_Westport_Beacon_6.pdf icon Westport Beacon 6: Long-list of options - 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_Cover_Letter_Nicole_Lockwood.pdf icon Message from Westport Chair: Nicole Lockwood - 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) 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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