Have your say: importers, exporters of containerised product can share feedback on major Perth logistics plan

The future of the Perth’s logistics network is being shaped and import and export businesses are invited to contribute. 

Westport, a major State Government program to build a port at Kwinana, is seeking industry input to help optimise the broader Perth logistics network, including road and rail networks and connections with intermodal terminals (IMTs). 

Businesses who currently import and/or export containerised products and who use Fremantle Inner Harbour are encouraged to share their feedback via a short survey. The survey closes 30 April 2023. 


By completing this survey, you will help Westport better understand the challenges, constraints and opportunities in the current environment.  

In 2022, a study by Westport investigated the constraints in the existing logistics network and how they could be alleviated. It also looked to learn from other countries or supply chains in re-designing Perth’s landside logistics network. 

The study found three options for a future logistics network. One of these options is likely to form the backbone of how Perth’s logistics network will grow from the 2030s through to the 2070s and beyond.

  1. Road freight is concentrated on the Anketell-Thomas Road Freight corridor and north-south along Tonkin Highway; 
  2. Using existing freight rail lines and potential new spur lines that branch of an existing rail line; and 
  3. A combination of existing and new IMTs to be established over the next 50 years, as required by growing demand. 

For advice on how to reduce the cost, risk and time it takes to go international contact the team at ITIC on (08) 9365 7620 or via [email protected] 

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