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Preferred design and location for new container terminal unveiled

The Premier has announced the preferred design and location for a new container terminal in Kwinana, marking a major milestone for the project that will help to keep Western Australia's economy strong for the next century.

29 November 2023

The preferred design for the new Kwinana port and supply chain

Over the past 2 years, Westport considered 30 different design options for a new container port in Kwinana. We’ve also looked at the future freight network needed to connect the port with WA, and the best strategic locations where containers can be transferred from one transport mode to another (for example, from a train to a truck).

Today we have reached a significant planning milestone – the release of our preferred design.

The design includes:

  • A new port in Kwinana between the end of Barter Road and the end of Mason Road.
  • A new freight corridor along Anketell Road and Thomas Road.
  • Road upgrades along Anketell Road, Kwinana Freeway and Roe Highway. Ultimately, the Anketell-Thomas Road Freight Corridor will connect the port with Tonkin Highway in Byford.
  • Upgrades to the existing freight rail network between Kwinana and Cockburn, connecting the port with a logistic hub in Kenwick, Kewdale, and Forrestfield.
  • A new shipping channel to accommodate larger ships expected in the future.

The preferred design will provide a modern and efficient port and freight network to future proof trade in WA, enhancing Kwinana’s status as a world-class industrial hub, and minimising environmental impacts to support the long-term health of Cockburn Sound.

Learn more about the recommended design here

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