Kimberley Marine Supply Base Proposal
On September 20, 2019 the Minister for Ports, Hon Alannah MacTiernan, announced the State Government’s approval of the lease agreements at the Port of Broome to enable the Kimberley Marine Support Base project to proceed to the next stage.
The proposed $110 million facility will be constructed and funded by Kimberley Marine Support Base (KMSB
) Pty Ltd, and comprises of a floating wharf, along with associated on-shore terminal facilities. The KMSB proposal will provide complimentary facilities for maritime trade and tourism.
Kimberley Ports Authority (KPA) and KMSB negotiated a range of leases which are conditional on KMSB finalising the necessary environmental and cultural heritage approvals; attracting finance and appointing a facility operator. KMSB is still to finalise the design and engineering studies to ensure the new multiuser facility does not impede access to the port approach channel or wharf.
KPA is optimistic the project will stimulate development, employment opportunities and provide benefits to both Broome and the region.
For enquires on the progress of the project please follow the link to KMSB’s website: www.kmsb.com.au