Optimising WA Ports

Event Date: 
21 February 2014
Hyatt Regency Perth

Future-Proofing Transport Infrastructure Series, Part 2

By 2030, freight movements are expected to double, so can Western Australia's ports meet this increasing demand?

CEDA's panel of experts will assess the future for our vital port infrastructure, as the State Government's Ports Review recommendations begin to come into effect.

More than 99 per cent of the state's exports and 57 per cent of national export volume is shipped through WA's ports, highlighting the pivotal role they play in both the state and national economies.

In October 2013, the State Government introduced legislation that will consolidate seven regional port authorities into four overarching authorities; the entitlement of major port clients to sit on port authority boards will be rescinded; and the ability for ports to operate 24 hours a day.

Join CEDA and speakers to discuss the following themes:

  • Will these changes improve capacity, efficiency, adaptability and governance?
  • Is WA's current port infrastructure sufficient to meet growing demand, or will additional facilities be required?
  • Who will develop this infrastructure and where?

Meet the keynote speaker

Sue McCarrey
Deputy Director General 
Department of Transport

Meet the speakers

Alistair Field
Director of Patrick Terminals and Logistics

Chris Leatt-Hayter
Chief Executive Officer, Fremantle Ports Western Australia;
Deputy Chair, Ports Australia

Roger Johnston
Chief Executive Officer
Port Hedland Port Authority

Committee for Economic Development of Australia
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