Time Now to Plan for Second Port
Fremantle Independent MP Adele Carles has urged the State Government to get serious about building a second port south of Perth.
“The recent debate between government and proponents of a second port south of Fremantle underlines the growing need for an extra facility to take the pressure off Fremantle Port,” Ms Carles said.
“All estimates suggest that container movement growth at Fremantle Port will exceed capacity within 10 years. Government needs to plan for this by building a second port with integrated freight rail network.”
“This is an important opportunity to integrate new rail transport infrastructure for container cargo that can service the new port and take the pressure off Fremantle Port, “the Fremantle Independent said.