The Southern Corridor Alliance is a collection of councils calling for the development of the Outer Harbour as a way to create jobs, attract industries and spur economic growth for more than 400,000 residents.
What is the Outer Harbour?
The Outer Harbour has been identified for several decades as the new Port based in the Kwinana Industrial Area which will ensure the sustainability of WA's port trade for the next century. All major political parties agree the future lies with the Outer Harbour.
The Southern Corridor Alliance believes that detailed planning for the Outer Harbour needs to start now.
3D Visualisation of Outer Harbour
Why is the City supporting the construction of an outer harbour at Kwinana?
The project has potential national significance. It would act as a catalyst for upgraded infrastructure and improved amenity across the Southern Corridor. By diverting heavy freight, improving ageing infrastructure, and upgrading key roads, it could make transport links safer, faster and better able to connect our growing communities.
The City of Armadale works hard to develop the local economy and increase the number of jobs available locally, and the outer harbour would work to support these goals by creating better transport links for industry.
- Investment in the Outer Harbour will provide employment and opportunities for a southern metro population set to grow by nearly 300,000 in the next 20 years.
- It will attract industry, support increased trade, and position the corridor to take advantage of growing investment in sectors such as agriculture and defence.
Who are the Southern Corridor Alliance?
The representative councils include:
- The City of Armadale (represented by Mayor Henry Zelones)
- The City of Kwinana (represented by Mayor Carol Adams)
- The City of Cockburn (represented by Mayor Logan Howlett)
- The City of Rockingham (represented by Mayor Barry Sammels)
- The Town of East Fremantle (represented by Mayor Jim O’Neill)
- The Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale (represented by Shire President John Erren).