Broome jetty walkway reopens today

Robert DoughertyBroome Advertiser
A couple of visiting anglers try their luck at Broome Jetty.
Camera IconA couple of visiting anglers try their luck at Broome Jetty. Credit: Recfishwest

The long awaited reopening of the Port of Broome jetty walkway will happen this afternoon to the delight of recreational fishers.

The first 140 metres of the Port of Broome walkway is expected to be reopened at 4.00pm today, after $1 million worth of wharf works closed the jetty in May 2016.

Kimberley Ports Authority chief executive Kevin Schellack said the refurbishment should improve safety and extend the useful life of the structure, further modules will be installed to extend the jetty.

“The transition and first 140metres of the walkway have been replaced with new modules including floor grating and handrails,” he said.

“A further five, 9 metre long modules will be delivered and installed in the next two weeks bringing the total length of the refurbished walkway to 180 metres.”

The walkway will be subject to intermittent closures as work proceeds on pile repairs and regular maintenance occurs.

“I wish to thank the Broome community for your patience throughout the first phase of this project and while it has taken longer than planned the walkway will provide another ten years of recreational fishing opportunities to port visitors,” said Mr Schellack.

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