Tuesday 20th Nov, 2018

Hundreds have their say on Outer Harbour

Image: Jim Wilson & Hema Maps
Image: Jim Wilson & Hema Maps

A CONSULTATION report on the development of Kwinana Outer Harbour (Fremantle) in Western Australia has been released by the Westport Taskforce.

The report ‘Westport: What you have told us’ outlines community feedback received during the first round of consultation on the Westport: Ports and Environs Strategy.

The report outlines the feedback provided via hundreds of responses.

Based on the feedback, Westport has identified 10 packages of research categories including factors relating to future port facilities such as location, size, operating model and timing.

The ‘Westport: What you have told us’ consultation report is available at: http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/westport

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said consultation and communication would be integral to the development of the Westport Strategy.

“More than 200 formal submissions were received in this initial phase of engagement, so there is clearly strong community interest in finding better solutions for WA’s freight and port related transport issues,” Ms Saffioti said.

Westport chair Nicole Lockwood said consultation was critical to the development of the Westport Strategy.

“Today we are publishing the inputs we received to ensure we are absolutely transparent about the feedback we have heard and will be considering, as we develop the strategy,” Ms Lockwood said.

“I am meeting with interested stakeholders daily and will continue to engage with the community to ensure we get this planning right.”

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