Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Hydrogen Industry

    Broome’s Town Beach fishing jetty officially opened

    6/11/2021 10:00 AM
     
    • New fishing jetty at Broome's Town Beach now open to the public
    • $3 million McGowan Government WA Recovery Plan investment delivers facility for the community and visitors
    • Final stage of the $24 million Town Beach precinct redevelopment now complete

    Broome locals and visitors will have a new place to wet a line in the pristine waters of Roebuck Bay, with the new Town Beach fishing jetty officially opened today.

     

    The McGowan Government allocated $3 million to the Shire of Broome for the project as part of the WA Recovery Plan.

     

    The 112 metre accessible jetty is built on the former site of the historical Broome jetty and will allow Broome locals and visitors to walk out over Roebuck Bay, access small vessels, enjoy Staircase to the Moon events and try their luck at fishing.

     

    The jetty project was delivered by the Shire of Broome, in partnership with the Kimberley Development Commission and Department of Transport.

     

    The fishing jetty was the final stage of the broader $24 million Town Beach precinct redevelopment, which included a rock revetment seawall, coastal footpath, groyne, grassed terrace area and play space, which won a prestigious National Parks and Leisure Award.

     

    Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:

     

    "Our Government's investments are transforming the face of Broome, from the revitalisation of historic Chinatown to the major redevelopment of the Town Beach precinct.

     

    "The Town Beach precinct is a great example of what can be achieved when local communities work in partnership with the State, delivering a fantastic facility for the people of Broome.

     

    "It is great to see strong results in local content on this project, as part of our commitment to delivering local jobs on local projects.

     

    "Congratulations to the Shire of Broome for their work on this spectacular precinct and a stellar outcome for the Broome community."

     

    Comments attributed to Kimberley MLA Divina D'Anna:

     

    "The new Town Beach jetty will become another iconic Broome destination, to be enjoyed by both the local community and visitors to this stunning town.

     

    "The McGowan Government's WA Recovery Plan initiatives are continuing to roll out across the Kimberley, delivering local jobs and supporting local economies."

     

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