Have your say on planning for Perth’s long-term port and freight future

Have your say on planning for Perth’s long-term port and freight future

Freight network
Release Date: 
Wednesday, 31 October 2018

City of Armadale residents are invited to have their say on planning for Perth’s long-term port and freight future.

The state government’s taskforce, known as Westport, is investigating the best freight network (road/rail) and port solutions to meet Perth’s growing needs in the long-term future.

Westport have launched an online consultation portal for community members to provide their feedback on their Westport Strategy, to help identify a preferred port and land transport network across Fremantle, Kwinana and Bunbury to handle trade and freight transport needs for the next 50 to 100 years.

City of Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones OAM, JP said the major infrastructure project is important to the City because a key east-west freight corridor route from Westport (Outer Harbour) in Kwinana, to the Tonkin Highway will be Rowley Road.

“The progress of this project is vital to the City of Armadale.

“The infrastructure associated with the project would have lasting benefits for our community and will provide employment opportunities for our fast growing region. It also has the ability to unlock the full potential of the South Forrestdale – Rowley Road industrial area.

“Upgrading key road infrastructure and improving east-west connectivity across the southern corridor, while diverting heavy traffic from Armadale Road, will make transport links safer, faster and better able to connect our growing communities,” said Mayor Zelones.

The online portal currently allows people to leave comments on an interactive map and will also have surveys, polls, interactive forums and submission forms.

People can leave their comments on important topics such as the environment, land use and transport planning.

To learn more and have your say visit mysaytransport.wa.gov.au/westport

For more information on this topic contact:

Phone: (08) 9394 5000
Email: info@armadale.wa.gov.au

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