Kimberley Marine Offloading Facility

Closed 15 Jul 2020

Opened 9 Jul 2020

Overview

Kimberley Marine Support Base Pty Ltd (KMSB) are proposing to develop the Kimberley Marine Offloading Facility at the Port of Broome, approximately 200 metres south of the existing Broome Wharf.

The proposal includes construction and operation of a deep-water floating wharf, along with associated onshore hardstand and terminal facilities suitable for container and general cargo stevedoring for coastal trading vessels, berthing and mooring for Cruise vessels and Roll on/Roll off ships.

Development of the proposal will enable the Port of Broome to receive up to 2500 additional vessels per annum. KMSB have executed an agreement with the Kimberley Ports Authority (KPA) that aligns all operational practices at the facility to the existing standards of the Port.

The Proposal Development Envelope lies entirely within KPA port limits, and is surrounded on all sides by the Yawuru Nagulagun / Roebuck Bay Marine Park.

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