Broome floating jetty plan approved

Staff reportersBroome Advertiser
An artist impression of how the $100 million floating jetty could look.
Camera IconAn artist impression of how the $100 million floating jetty could look. Credit: Supplied

The State Government today announced it had approved the construction of a $110 million floating jetty in Broome to service the oil and gas industry.

A statement released by the government this morning said the Kimberley Marine Support Base proposal had been given the green light, which would see a floating wharf built alongside the existing Port of Broome, as well as other on-shore terminal facilities.

It would be fully funded and constructed by KMSB, which would enter a commercial lease for the facility with the Kimberley Ports Authority.

The organisation would be required to complete environmental approvals, project and financial agreements and a final design and commissioning plan.

Ports Minister Alannah MacTiernan said it would be an enormous boost for the Kimberley economy and huge opportunity for regional jobs.

“KMSB estimates that construction of the facility will create more than 250 jobs, while ongoing operations could provide more than 500 permanent jobs in Broome and more than 1,500 jobs Statewide,” she said.

“Local procurement and employment opportunities for local business and the community will be a priority for the project, ensuring local jobs from construction to completion.”

More in next week’s Broome Advertiser.

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