The McGowan Government has released for public consultation a draft Geraldton Port Master Plan to guide significant trade and economic growth in Geraldton and the Mid-West.
The Mid West Ports Authority began master planning in January 2018 to map the development and infrastructure requirements of Geraldton Port to accommodate potentially significant trade growth over the next 30 years.
The plan outlines priority projects for the port over the next five years to accommodate growth, including tourism development opportunities in Fishing Boat Harbour.
The draft Master Plan focuses on maximising capacity at Geraldton Port through unlocking latent port capacity, improving transport and infrastructure corridors connecting the port to the freight network, and providing sufficient land to support port-users’ needs.
Community members and port stakeholders have opportunity to view and provide comment on the draft Master Plan during a series of public information workshops:
- Geraldton: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 and Saturday, November 2, 2019
- Perth: Thursday, October 31, 2019.
The consultation period for the draft Geraldton Port Master Plan will end December 3, 2019.
To view the draft Master Plan, provide additional feedback or to make an enquiry, visit http://www.midwestports.com.au/geraldton-port-master-plan.aspx
As stated by Ports Minister Alannah MacTiernan:
“Our Government is committed to driving Geraldton Port to its full potential, opening up new trade opportunities and supporting long-term, sustainable jobs in the Mid-West.
“The draft Master Plan will help to guide future development in Geraldton and the Mid-West, maximising economic growth potential through a series of projects to unlock the port’s capacity.
“The draft plan was created following extensive community and stakeholder consultation, and this consultation period and our public workshops are an opportunity for the Geraldton and broader regional community to have their say on the future of the port.”