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We're committed to delivering positive long-term benefits for the natural and physical environment.

We acknowledge that building a new port and related infrastructure will have environmental impacts in the short-term. Our commitment is that the new port will be ‘net-positive’ once operational, meaning the local environment will be better off in the long-term. To achieve this, Westport is investing in a significant science program to better understand the current state of the ecosystem and the potential impact of development.

Westport has established a three-year partnership with the Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI) to deliver a comprehensive research program that fills important knowledge gaps about Cockburn Sound’s ecosystem.

Marine research is improving our understanding of ways to build resilience in Cockburn Sound and will help inform our Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). Importantly, research findings will also help increase the effectiveness of future restoration and mitigation activities, contributing to Westport’s goal of achieving a nature positive port.

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