Broome Boating Facility

The Department of Transport has been working closely with local agencies and stakeholders over recent years to develop a new boating facility concept for Broome.

  Planning for a new boating facility in Broome 2021

Site identification

There have been several previous planning and development initiatives in Broome to determine a suitable location for a marina or maritime facility development. Planning and development for new infrastructure has been impacted by engineering, environmental and cultural and heritage challenges. Broome is also remote and has an extreme tidal range (up to 10 metres) and is exposed to occasional cyclones. As a consequence, development costs for maritime infrastructure in Broome is very high.

The Department of Transport has been working closely with local agencies and stakeholders over recent years to develop a new boating facility concept for Broome.

A working committee (The Broome Boating Facility Advisory Group) was established by the Shire of Broome (Chair) together with the Nyamba Buru Yawuru, Kimberley Development Commission, Kimberley Ports Authority and the Department of Transport to advance a development concept. In 2017 Royalties for Regions funding was made available to the project and following extensive technical work, community and stakeholder engagement a preferred location and design at Entrance Point was achieved in 2020.

Next steps

The Business Case for the proposed Boating Facility at Entrance Point in Broome has been developed and is with government for funding consideration.

Work is continuing around the necessary approvals and opportunities for interpretation, landscaping and artwork on the site.

The Project now has a dedicated Project Page sponsored by the Shire of Broome.

 

Page last updated: Wed Mar 17 2021 2:04:57 PM