Port of Geraldton Master Planning Project

Geraldton Port Master Plan

Mid West Ports Authority is undertaking Master Planning at the Port of Geraldton.

During 2017, the Board and Executives focused on planning initiatives to create and sustain a high performing organisation. As part of this strategic outlook, MWPA identified the need to undertake a detailed Port Master Planning process for the Port of Geraldton.

Work began early in 2018 to investigate how the Port, its corridors and the Fishing Boat Harbour could develop to accommodate potentially significant additional trade over the next 30 years and support the activation of the Mid West community.

We believe the benefits of port master planning include:

  • communicating the port Vision to a wide range of stakeholders
  • increasing industry and investment confidence for future development
  • assisting in overall supply chain (i.e. road, rail and channels) management and protection
  • enabling efficient infrastructure delivery
  • providing strong environmental awareness and protection; and
  • addressing port-city/community interface issues

We believe addressing these issues through a port master planning program will add significant economic value to the port, community and financial partners.

The master planning process has included broad consultation with the community and stakeholder groups regarding the future of the port.

Master Planning Survey

Prior to the commencement of the Port Master Planning Project, MWPA initiated a survey to allow the community to provide feedback in the early stages of the project.

The Port of Geraldton Pre-Project Master Planning Survey, which has now closed, attracted 230 interested persons who provided their views on the important issues relating to the project.

This information, collected by Survey Monkey, will now be incorporated in to the works of project consultants from as early as April.

Thanks to all who took part in the survey.

Project stages

Following the appointment of GHD Advisory as project consultants, the Geraldton Port Master Planning Project was divided into three stages.

Stage one, which was completed in September 2018, included a detailed study of Geraldton Port and surrounding areas.

It also involved consultation with a number of relevant stakeholders.

This data is now being used as part of stage two, where a variety of potential development options are currently being created.

The shortlisted plans will be made available for public comment as part of the third and final stage of the project in 2019.

Project updates

This project page has been established for the project. You will find regular updates and various pieces of information here throughout the project. We encourage you to check back from time to time to see what’s happening.

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