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State Budget a boon for Broome boaties

Broome’s water-based tourism operators and local boating enthusiasts are set to benefit from significant State Government investment in infrastructure projects.

The McGowan Government has allocated $9.7 million in the State Budget to upgrade boating facilities at Entrance Point and Town Beach, plus $1 million to kick-start planning for new maritime infrastructure.

The upgrades at Entrance Point will improve facilities, safety and access to many of the water-based activities around Broome.

It is expected that the upgrades will include new public toilets, vehicle and trailer parking, construction of an access stairway and an extension to the flexmat hardstand to enable safer boat launching. Plans also include realignment of Kavite Road to provide a more direct route to Entrance Point and reduce traffic through the Port Drive industrial area and Broome Port.

These infrastructure investments are expected to assist the local tourism industry and create local jobs.

Source: Government of Western Australia.