Broome Town Beach Groyne and Jetty Upgrade Project

Closed 28 Aug 2019

Opened 22 Aug 2019

Overview

The Shire of Broome is proposing to undertake an upgrade of the Town Beach Jetty as part of a set of upgrades to Broome’s Town Beach, in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The Broome Town Beach Groyne Upgrade and Jetty Project includes upgrades to the existing groyne and the construction of a new concrete jetty extending offshore from the groyne.

Piling works associated with the construction for the new concrete jetty and fishing platform would be undertaken during daylight hours for 2 to 4 months.

The Development Envelope for the Proposal, defining the potential maximum extent of physical disturbance, covers approximately 1.28 ha. The Development Footprint, defining the extent of proposed infrastructure, covers 0.72 ha. The potential direct and indirect impact to mangroves within the Development Footprint is 0.28 ha.

Management and mitigation measures are proposed to be in place during the construction phase of this Proposal.

Why We Are Consulting

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.

Areas

  • All of Western Australia

Audiences

  • Public

Interests

  • Seven-day comment on referrals