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Explore how the Westport Program has been planning with nature in mind, and the management of Cockburn Sound at the forefront

Our Approach

Westport takes its environmental obligations very seriously, particularly in and around Cockburn Sound. Every effort will be made to avoid, minimise or offset any potential environmental impacts expected from the project.

That is why Westport is following PIANC’s (historically known as the Permanent International Association of Navigational Congresses) Working with Nature approach to planning the new port and road/rail network. This is bolstered with significant investment made into studies and other research projects to shape the Environmental Impact Assessment for approvals, as well as develop a mitigation strategy for implementation when construction and operations begins.

As part of this, Westport is partnering with the Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI) to address knowledge gaps to ensure the ecological future of Cockburn Sound when port development starts.

The ultimate vision is to plan, build and operate the most sustainable port in Australia, targeting a carbon neutral supply chain.

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