WESTPORT TASKFORCE —
874. Hon SIMON O'BRIEN to the Minister for Ports:
I refer to the latest Westport
Taskforce report released on Thursday, 15 August 2019.
(1) Will the new port in Cockburn
Sound be owned and financed solely by the state government?
(2) If yes to (1), how will the
government finance the port?
(3) If no to (1), will there be
private investment in the new port?
(4) If yes to (3), what forms of
private investment will be considered?
ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:
I thank the member for the question.
It is good to see we have two shadow ministers for this area.
Westport Taskforce is considering financing options and will include these in
its stage 2 outcomes report to government, due early in 2020. Any new port in
Kwinana will remain under the jurisdiction of the publicly owned Fremantle Port
Authority. As with every other port in Western Australia, there may be private
investment in infrastructure.