WESTPORT TASKFORCE —
885. Hon PETER COLLIER to
the Minister for Ports:
I refer to the latest Westport
Taskforce report that identifies a land-backed port in Cockburn Sound as the number
(1) Have any indicative capital
costs been prepared for option 1?
(2) If yes, what is the indicative
capital cost of a new port broken down into —
(a) the land-backed port;
(b) rail upgrades;
(c) road upgrades; and
(d) any other costs?
Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN
I thank the
member for the question.
outlined in the ''Westport Beacon'', issue 8, the high-level cost
estimate for the new port at the outer harbour and associated supply chain
upgrades is approximately $4 billion. This figure is a preliminary working
estimate based on the information available to the Westport Taskforce at the
time of the first multi-criteria analysis.
Westport Taskforce will be undertaking more detailed cost analysis during the
next stage of the project, with cost breakdowns to be provided as part
of its stage 2 outcomes report to government in early 2020.