The City of Kwinana’s advocacy for the region through the Indian Ocean Gateway Project, which led to the State Government’s Westport program, attracted a national award this week.
On Monday night, the City won the Advocacy category of the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) Awards which recognises excellence and innovation.
Mayor Carol Adams said the decision to commence advocating for the port was not without it’s detractors at that time and she was thrilled by the recognition of the NGAA.
“This award recognises the importance of Local Government in promoting ideas and leading the discussions of complex problems,” Mayor Adams said.
“By listening to the needs of business and engaging with industry experts, the City was able to create concepts that attracted state and national attention, leading to Westport,” she said.
Mayor Adams said the City continued to actively support Westport’s current $97 million program to complete design and delivery modelling along with environmental approvals.
The City is a member of the NGAA which at a Federal level advocates for a stronger focus on the needs of the fastest growing Local Governments in Australia, which are home to 5.2 million people.