The Western Trade Coast (WTC) is well situated with access to major transport networks and intermodal terminals for ship, road and rail transport.

The area is close to the Kwinana Freeway and is connected to high wide load corridors that provide transport routes for major projects and enable links between road, rail and sea. Connections are well established and continue to be enhanced and upgraded to accommodate ongoing needs.

The WTC provides access to state of-the-art technology. In addition to the standard services of electricity, gas, water and waste disposal facilities there is access to a complex system of infrastructure for the exchange of industry services such as liquefied chlorine gas, helicopter and biofuels.

Both inward supply and outward bound export functions can be easily accommodated within the WTC. Significant investment has been made into support infrastructure at Fremantle and Kwinana.

The Fremantle Port provides facilities for container transport, cars and oversized customised imported infrastructure.

The Kwinana outer harbour facilitates the import and export of wet and dry bulk goods.

The world-class Australian Marine Complex Common User Facility (AMC-CUF) provides a hub for fabrication and transport requirements especially servicing mining and oil and gas industries. Infrastructure includes:

  • The largest common user facility in the southern hemisphere
  • State of the art Floating Dock capable of lifting 12,000 tonne vessels out of water for service and maintenance
  • A 512-wheel self-propelled modular transporter that can transport vessels and infrastructure modules up to 3,500 tonnes anywhere within the AMC
  • Dredged, deepwater harbour
  • Five specialised load-out wharves and marine services wharf with national capacities of 3,000 and 15,000 tonnes respectively
  • 40 hectares of laydown and assembly areas

Right: Aerial of Kwinana Industrial Area. Image courtesy of Kwinana Industries Council.

Infrastructure