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The Westport Strategy

Help shape the freight and logistics future of Perth and the South West

The Westport Strategy is an integrated plan that will provide guidance to the Government on the planning, development and growth of Perth's freight needs for the next 50 years and beyond. This includes assessing the Inner Harbour at Fremantle, the Outer Harbour at Kwinana, the required rail and road networks and the potential for the Port of Bunbury to contribute to the handling of our growing trade task.

Westport is considering the whole supply chain with a focus on the three port precincts at Fremantle, Kwinana and Bunbury.

Westport is currently investigating its Eight Strategic Options on how containers might be allocated across the three ports:

  1. The Base Case (current situation) – this must be included as a baseline for Infrastructure Australia’s* assessments;
  2. Optimise Fremantle and transition containers to Kwinana over time (staged approach);
  3. Optimise Fremantle and transition containers to Bunbury over time (i.e. no containers in Kwinana);
  4. De-industrialise Fremantle and move all containers to Kwinana ASAP;
  5. De-industrialise Fremantle and move all containers to Bunbury ASAP;
  6. Fremantle and Kwinana both have containers for the long-term;
  7. Fremantle and Bunbury both have containers for the long-term; and
  8. Only Fremantle has containers for the long-term.

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"Westport: What we have found so far"

In December 2018, Westport released a Report Westport: What we have found so far".

In terms of “Westport: What we have found so far" and the broader work of Westport Taskforce, the City of Melville’s focus is based on community safety, health and mobility for its residents and businesses associated with the key transport links servicing current and future ports.

This focus aligns with the City’s Vision  “working together, to achieve community wellbeing, for today and tomorrow” and also responds to the community's aspiration to live in “A safe City with green, leafy streets, suburbs and open spaces where people enjoy high levels of health and wellbeing, participate in local events and activities; have access to community services and local business opportunities are encouraged.

 Melville's Submission

In January 2019, the City delivered a submission in response to the report “Westport: What we have found so far."

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