Broome boating facility concept

The Department of Transport (DoT) has worked with the Shire of Broome, community and other stakeholders to develop a new boating facility concept for Broome. 

The proposed concept will provide a safe and accessible boating facility at the existing boat ramp site at Entrance Point, Broome.

Find out more about the project and community consultation on the Shire of Broome’s Boating Facility project page. 

Project background

Large tides, strong currents, waves and wind have been creating safety issues for the Broome boating community for many years. 

There have been several previous initiatives to develop a marina or maritime facility in Broome to improve safety. However, these have been impacted by engineering, environmental, cultural and heritage challenges. 

Broome has an extreme tidal range (up to 10 metres) and is exposed to occasional cyclones, making it difficult and costly to develop maritime infrastructure.  

In 2017, the Western Australian Government committed Royalties for Regions funding to plan for a new boating facility that will improve safety and access.

The Shire of Broome established the Broome Boating Facility Advisory Group together with the Nyamba Buru Yawuru, Kimberley Development Commission, Kimberley Ports Authority and the Department of Transport to develop the facility concept. 

So far, the Advisory Group has:

  • identified a feasible location and design concept for the facility that has considered maritime, environmental, cultural and heritage matters.  
  • Conducted extensive community and stakeholder engagement to test support for the proposal and to refine the proposed concept. 

  Project status

A business case for the proposed boating facility has been developed and is with government for funding consideration.

There is also continuing work on heritage investigations and required approvals underway.

Page last updated: Fri Sep 29 2023 2:21:08 PM