The Kimberley region is recognised for it’s environmental, cultural and heritage significance. KPA understands the importance of environmental protection and is committed to acting in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner.
Port of Broome has an Environmental Management System (EMS) in accordance with AS/NZS ISO 14001:2004. Port of Broome also has an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) which provides strategies to manage and retain the environment on Port of Broome lands and waters.
Environmental Considerations when Undertaking Activities at Port of Broome
Any port users, contractors or vessels conducting activities at Port of Broome must ensure their activities do no negatively impact the environment. Actions to be taken to ensure that unauthorised discharges, pollution or other environmental impacts do not occur include:
- making sure all items that are brought onto the wharf and port lands are in good condition and appropriately secured and contained
- ensuring work areas are kept clean and tidy
- ensuring all waste is stored, secured and disposed of appropriately
- reporting any environmental hazard or incident immediately
If you see an environmental hazard or incident please report it to KPA on (08) 9194 3100 or the on-call officer on 0417 173 679.
All marine pollution incidents or potential pollution incidents must be immediately reported to the Harbourmaster via Port Operations by either telephone (9194 3100) or VHF channel 14, or the on call officer 0417 173 679.
KPA Environmental Policy and Plans:
KPA undertakes an Early Warning System program (EWS) with the Department of Fisheries (DoF) to monitor for the presence of invasive marine pests. The EWS program involves the deployment of arrays on the wharf to monitor for growth, crab traps and shoreline searches.