Proposed Broome Boating Facility at Entrance Point

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

Our community survey is now closed. We are currently collating all responses and preparing a detailed report for the Shire of Broome Council consideration.

Project Timeline

18 March-16 April 2020
Broome Boating Facility Community Survey open.
April-August 2020
Refinement of Broome Boating Facility Concept Design and collation of community survey results. Commencement of Business Case.
August 2020
Present refined concept designs and community survey results to the Shire of Broome Ordinary Meeting of Council for consideration.
September 2020 onwards
Finalise Business Case and seek a government funding commitment to construct the Broome Boating Facility.

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