New location for Broome boat harbour

Staff reportersBroome Advertiser
The area between the Port of Broome and Entrance Point has been touted as the preferred location for a multi-million dollar safe boat harbour.
Camera IconThe area between the Port of Broome and Entrance Point has been touted as the preferred location for a multi-million dollar safe boat harbour. Credit: Jakeb Waddell.

An area between the Port of Broome and Entrance Point has been touted as the preferred location for a safe boat harbour.

The initial site, between Entrance Point and Reddell Point, has been ruled out by the Broome Boat Harbour Advisor Group, as a study showed there was significant dinosaur footprint trackways in the area.

The group is made up of Shire of Broome, WA Department of Transport, Kimberley Port Authority, Nyamba Buru Yawuru, Broome Fishing Club, Kimberley Marine Tourism Association and Kimberley Development Commission.

The Broome Safe Boat Harbour project was allocated $1 million by the State Government to develop a business case and undertake a range of required technical studies.

Shire president Harold Tracey said the community could be assured that considerable work was being done to make safer recreational boating facilities a reality in Broome.

“Our new preferred option of co-locating the Broome Safe Boat Harbour with the KMSB has the potential to provide advantages for both projects and we’re now embarking on the further work needed to find out whether this is viable,” he said.

“The discovery of significant dinosaur footprint trackways in the area means we’ve chosen to proceed at a new preferred location and is also a fantastic opportunity for Broome tourism, and the Shire is excited to investigate opportunities such as a dinosaur interpretive centre and trails working with organisations such as the Dinosaur Coast Management Group.”

Read next week’s Broome Advertiser for the full report.

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