The McGowan Government has approved the $110 million facility at the Port of Broome which will position Broome as the future hub for growing the oil and gas industry.

The jetty would be about 290 metres long which would lead to a floating pontoon.  The new facility will complement port upgrades already undertaken by the mcGowan Government this year with recently completed channel dredging.

The facility will be constructed and funded by Kimberley Marine Support Base (KMSB) and will comprise of a floating wharf along with associated on-shore terminal facilities.

It’s estimated this project will create 500 permanent jobs in Broome with an extra 250 jobs during construction.

“This is an enormous boost for the Kimberley economy and a huge opportunity for regional jobs:  it enables Broome to benefit from the growing oil and gas industry in an environmentally sensitive way”.  Hon Alannah MacTiernan, Minister for Ports.

KNSB is still required to complete environmental approvals, project and financial agreements and a final design and commissioning plan.

It is hoping to call for tenders for the construction before Christmas and for the new wharf to be operational by 2022.

Source:  Govt of Western Australia

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