Broome Boating Facility

Closed 1 Dec 2021

Opened 25 Nov 2021


The Department of Transport is proposing to construct a safe and accessible boating facility at the existing boat ramp site at Entrance Point, Broome. 

The proposal is located within the existing Port of Broome port limits, approximately 350 metres south-west of the previously assessed Kimberley Marine Offloading Facility.  

The proposal includes construction of a boat ramp, two finger jetties, two groynes, an offshore breakwater and associated terrestrial public amenity infrastructure. Piling works associated with the construction of the marine infrastructure will be for a maximum of 50 days, in daylight hours. 

The proposal footprint is 5.5 hectares, located within a registered Aboriginal site and adjacent to dinosaur footprints. The proposal footprint is surrounded on all sides by the Yawuru Nagulagun / Roebuck Bay Marine Park. 

The proposal could impact on the environmental factors of marine fauna, coastal processes and social surroundings.

Why your views matter

At this initial stage of the EIA process, comment is simply sought on whether or not the EPA should assess a proposal and, if so, what level of assessment is considered appropriate.

What happens next

Following the seven day public comment period and consideration of any comments received, the EPA will decide whether or not this proposal requires environmental impact assessment and, if so, what level of assessment will be applied.

The EPA's decisions on level of assessment are released each Monday on the EPA's website.


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