Bunbury Port expansion supported by city

Bunbury MLA Don Punch, Westport Taskforce chair Nicole Lockwood and City of Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan.
Bunbury MLA Don Punch, Westport Taskforce chair Nicole Lockwood and City of Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan.

The City of Bunbury council voted to advise the Westport Taskforce it formally supports an expansion of current operations at the Bunbury Port as a solution to the State's growing freight needs last week.

City of Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan said a positive recommendation from the Westport Taskforce would be a great outcome for the region.

"The Bunbury Port is an important economic driver for the region, amassing a record 16.9 million tonnes last year with plenty of room to grow," he said.

"In the short term the Bunbury Port can accommodate roll-on, roll-off car imports and processing within six months at minimal cost.

"We are in a perfect position to assist the state with its future freight requirements and the opportunities this will present Bunbury with for business, innovation and employment are exciting."

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