Planning for the Outer Harbour freight vision has entered a new phase with the appointment of a Project Director for the Westport Office.

Tim Collins will bring more than 20 years’ experience in port-related strategic planning, commercial management and logistics to the role.

He will be responsible for overseeing the development of the long-term strategic plans for the Port of Fremantle’s Outer Harbour and future Inner Harbour.

Mr Collins’ background includes leading major state supply chain operations as Business Development Principal for Arc Infrastructure and as Executive Manager Logistics for the CBH Group.

A key part of his role will be to ensure the community and stakeholders are engaged and consulted at every stage of the Outer Harbour development plans.

Mr Collins will commence as project director on 30 January 2018.

WA Minister for Transport, Rita Saffioti, said, “Mr Collins’ wealth of knowledge and experience in port operations will be highly valuable to the Westport Taskforce’s investigations that will guide the State Government’s planning and development of the Outer Harbour port facilities.

“I am confident he will provide strong leadership in developing Westport’s strategic plans for the necessary infrastructure, and road and rail links that will maximise long-term economic benefits and future job opportunities.

“I am particularly pleased that Mr Collins is committed to consulting with the community and key industries, which is integral to developing the strategy.” 

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