Westport is the State Government’s planning program to move container trade from Fremantle to Kwinana. This includes planning a new port, and the connected freight road, rail, and logistics operations.
To develop the design for the new port, Westport are working with industry and the community, along with leading experts in engineering, marine science, sustainability, and transport, to develop the design for the new port.
Westport will be delivering recommendations for the port and supply chain design, and development timings, to Government in mid-2024.
Westport is a collaboration between 10 different State Government agencies, including:
- Department of Jobs, Science, Tourism and Innovation
- Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage
- Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
- Department of Transport
- Department of Treasury
- Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
- Fremantle Port Authority
- Infrastructure WA
- Main Roads Western Australia
- Public Transport Authority
Westport's Managing Director, Patrick Seares
Patrick Seares brings a wealth of environmental expertise and engagement experience to lead the cross-Government Westport team. He was appointed as Managing Director in February 2021.
Patrick worked for the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation and Office of the Environmental Protection Authority and has led significant business improvement projects during his career. These included advising on strategic governance, operational change and reform, stakeholder engagement and marine research.
Westport established in 2017 to identify the location for Perth’s future container port.
After extensive engagement and consideration of more than 20 options along the WA coastline, Kwinana was identified as the preferred location in 2020 during Phase 2.
Now in Phase 3, Westport has been considering design options and planning for options the extension of the port at Kwinana, and associated road and rail network.
We will be delivering recommendations for the port and supply chain design, and development timings, to Government in mid-2024.
Kwinana has long been identified as the best location for WA’s major port.
The proposed port and trade network will elevate Kwinana’s capabilities as a global economic and industrial region. It will support local jobs in Kwinana, Rockingham, and Cockburn, and boost the local and State economy.
Relocating our port infrastructure creates significant and exciting opportunities for Fremantle as an inner urban area.
The Future of Fremantle Planning Committee, a subcommittee of the WA Planning Commission, is developing a vision for the longer-term redevelopment of Fremantle Port’s Inner Harbour and the Victoria Quay Waterfront Precinct.