Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Ports; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade

    Westport community events give insight into freight planning process

    6/05/2019 1:00 PM
     
    • Westport conducting a series of free community events in seven locations across Perth and Bunbury
    • Opportunity for attendees to learn more about planning for Perth's future freight task

    Residents across Perth and Bunbury will have an opportunity to learn more about Westport and planning for Perth's future freight task through a series of free community events.

     

    The Independent Chair of the Westport Taskforce, Nicole Lockwood, will present the project's latest progress and findings and answer questions from the audience.

     

    The Westport Taskforce is now entering the final stages of its strategy development, with their recommendations due to be delivered to Government by the end of the year.

     

    Details of the events are:

     

    Cockburn - 7.30-9am, Tuesday, May 7, 2019

    Fremantle - 9.30-11.30am, Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Rockingham - 9.30-11am, Thursday, May 16, 2019

    Melville - 9.30-11am, Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    Bunbury - 7.30-9am, Thursday, June 6, 2019

    Bunbury - 5.30-7pm, Thursday, June 6, 2019

    Kwinana - 1.30-3pm, Saturday, June 15, 2019

    Canning - 5.30-7pm, Thursday, July 4, 2019

     

    All events are free to attend. Registrations are essential as places are limited. For more information about Westport and to register for an event, visit http://www.mysaytransport.wa.gov.au/westport-events

     

    Comments attributed to Ports Minister Alannah MacTiernan:

     

    "Planning for increased port and freight infrastructure is vital for meeting the demands of a growing population for the next 50 years and beyond.

     

    "Through the Westport process, we are engaging with the community throughout the creation of the Westport strategy.

     

    "Most of Perth's freight consists of the products we use every day - from clothing, to food and beverages, to furniture and electronics. An efficient freight transport network is essential to get these goods to us in a timely and cost-efficient manner.

     

    "We thank the local governments who have partnered with Westport on these events for their support in what is an exciting time for the future of Perth and WA."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 6200