Information and the opportunity to have your say about the proposed Entrance Point Boating Facility in Broome

About the Broome Boating Facility

The development of a new boating facility in Broome has long been considered as essential to address critical safety and access difficulties particularly associated with boat launching and retrieval and passenger transfer between vessels and shore. Large tides, strong currents, wind and waves can at times create hazardous conditions at the existing exposed beaches and boat ramps where conditions can change very quickly.

The concept designs propose

  • The development of a boating facility at Entrance Point.
  • The inclusion of four ramp lanes and up to two-finger jetties.
  • Sheltering arms adjacent to the ramp and a detached offshore breakwater to screen larger waves.
  • A boat ramp toe at approximately +0.5m chart datum which will provide close to all tide access for small draft vessels.
  • No capital dredging is anticipated as part of the construction works.
  • Trailer parking onsite is approximately 160 bays meeting Australian Standards for a Regional launching facility.
  • A dedicated access road is proposed to the facility from Kavite Road providing separation from the commercial Port operations and improving access to the western coast at Entrance Point enabling the creation of a recreational precinct.

Have your say

Take our 3-minute community survey and have your say about the proposed Entrance Point Broome Boating Facility. Survey open 18 March - 16 April 2020

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Project Timeline

17 March-15 April 2020
The Broome Shire Council resolves to support the Broome Boating Facility concept and to commence further Community Consultation and engagement.
April-June 2020
Preparation of detailed designs for the boating facility proposal and development of a funding proposal for government consideration.
June 2020 onwards
Seek a government funding commitment to construct the Broome Boating Facility.

A special project by

Yawuru PBC have worked with all parties to arrive at the agreed concept design and location