State Government wants multi-user Anketell port in Pilbara
State Government wants multi-user Anketell port in Pilbara

The State Government has unveiled its vision for the Anketell port project, detailing plans for a major, multi-user and multi-commodity deepwater port in the Pilbara.

The Government released the Anketell Port Master Plan today, with Premier and State Development Minister Colin Barnett saying access to port space was an increasingly rare and valuable commodity in the region.

"Development of Anketell port will help to unlock the potential of the West Pilbara by aiding further development of the State’s natural resources," Mr Barnett said.

"This master plan is a clear guide for proponents who are seeking additional routes to bring ore to market.
"This may well be the last major new port in the Pilbara."

The West Australian reported in April that the proposed Anketell port development had cleared a key hurdle, with the Government settling a $20 million native title agreement.

The deal with the Ngarluma people of the West Pilbara added momentum to the Government’s efforts to build a multi-user deepwater port near Karratha, with a capacity of handling at least 350 million tonnes a year.

The West Australian

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