The proposal is to construct and operate Stage 1 of a container and general cargo port, consisting of dredged channels, turning basin and berthing pocket, a cargo wharf on reclaimed land, an off-shore breakwater and associated cargo handling facilities, to the north of James Point in Cockburn Sound.
The land area to be developed is located in the Kwinana Industrial Area within the Town of Kwinana. It is envisaged that the port will handle a range of cargoes, notably livestock, though other material currently traded through port facilities in the Perth Metropolitan Area may also be handled in the future. The proposal also includes the transport of materials along designated heavy vehicle transport routes to and from the Stage 1 Port during the construction and operations phases.
Note: Following the appeals process, the Minister remitted the proposal to the EPA for further assessment under s.101 (1)(b)(i) of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.