Port of Broome Channel Optimisation Project

Proposal description: 

Kimberley Ports Authority (KPA) is seeking to improve accessibility to the Port of Broome, situated in West Roebuck Bay, approximately 5 kilometres south west of the township of Broome. Larger vessels entering the Port, such as cruise ships, have limited access windows due to the large tidal range (10m), presence of channel rock and high spots (shoals) in the access channel.

In recognition of the access constraints and the growing tourism industry in Broome, the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Tourism Western Australia and KPA have contributed funds to optimise the channel to allow passage of larger vessels. The Channel Optimisation Project includes capital dredging of several high spots, a new marked entrance channel and improved access to existing berths.

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Last updated: 
May 14, 2018
Current Status: 
Decision on whether to assess has been published
Decision on whether to assess has been published
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