Kwinana terminal on the cards

THE state government is seeking public comment on a new rail-based transport connection in Kwinana to alleviate heavy vehicle use of the main roads between Fremantle and Forrestfield. Planning Minister John Day said he believes the terminal is an opportunity to create a new rail-based transport node for the southern corridor. Mr Day said reducing the number of heavy vehicles using main roads between Fremantle and the existing freight terminals in the Kewdale-Forrestfield areas was a primary concern for safety and environmental reasons. The Latitude 32 Industry Zone has been identified as the preferred site for the freight terminal.LandCorp will develop this 1,400-hectare site, formerly known as the Hope Valley-Wattleup Redevelopment Project, as the state’s largest industrial zone.Mr Day said there were no immediate plans to start development but planning to do so was vital. The terminal would link with the proposed Kwinana Outer Harbour port container facility and the private port proposal at James Point.

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