Westport Taskforce: Developing a Plan to Manage WA's Growing Freight Demands Over 50 Years

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

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12:30 PM AEST - 01:30 PM AEST



About the webinar

The Westport Taskforce is a cross-agency government project delivering a long-term infrastructure plan to manage WA’s growing freight demands for the next 50 years and beyond. Ports are the gateway for most of the imported goods used in the homes and businesses of all Western Australians. For exporters, it is a vital link to world markets. To ensure the State's future trade needs are met, well-planned port facilities are essential.


This project is led by the Westport Taskforce Steering Committee, comprised of Directors General from six agencies and the Chairs of the Western Australian Planning Commission, Fremantle Ports and Southern Ports. Nicole Lockwood is the Independent Chair of the Westport Taskforce and is supported by a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary project office along with a Reference Group of more than 90 organisations.


Westport’s studies to date have focused on the road and rail networks and port infrastructure needed for a holistic, long-term solution for the State’s future. These studies have identified the importance of rail freight in dealing with WA’s growing freight requirements.


The size and scale of Westport is significant and the resultant long-term infrastructure plan will position WA to grow sustainably into the future. Freight operators, port managers and transport planning specialists throughout the country should not miss the opportunity to register for this webinar.

Nicole Lockwood

Independent Chair

Westport Taskforce

Nicole Lockwood is the Independent Chair of the Westport Taskforce, the cross-agency government project team delivering a long-term infrastructure plan to drive the freight future of Perth and surrounding regions for the next 50 years and beyond.

Nicole is also Chair of both the Freight and Logistics Council of Western Australia and MNG; Deputy Chair of Infrastructure WA and Leadership WA; and a Board member of the Water Corporation. Nicole completed her nine-year term as a Board member for Infrastructure Australia in late 2019.

With a background in law and regional economic development, Nicole specialises in working with government and the private sector to develop long-term infrastructure plans to secure the future prosperity and liveability of our cities.

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