Ports Minister Alannah MacTiernan discusses recommendations by the Independent Westport Taskforce for a future container port at Kwinana.
McGowan Labor Government has endorsed the independent Westport Taskforce's recommended location and design for a future container port at Kwinana, to meet Western Australia's long-term freight needs and remove container trucks from Perth's suburbs. The final report has recommended a land-backed port be built within the Kwinana Industrial Area, connected by an uninterrupted freight corridor via Anketell Road and Tonkin Highway. Work will now proceed to determine the timetable of transitioning freight from Fremantle Port to Kwinana. The transition will occur either in one step by 2032 or over a phased period that will see both ports share the freight task for around a further 15 years.
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