Daily BulletinDaily Bulletin

Perth News

  • Written by Mark McGowan


The McGowan Labor Government is getting on with the job of bringing more Western Australian, interstate and overseas visitors to Broome, to provide a boost to the local economy and create jobs.

 

There has been strong interest in the discounted airfares on flights between Perth and Broome, an initiative designed to encourage more people to experience Broome and the Kimberley region.

 

Since the deal was announced in May, there have been approximately 2,000 bookings for discounted flights to Broome, which will commence in August.

The special weekend fares will be available at $199 one-way during high season (between August 17, 2018 and October 16, 2018, and June 21, 2019 to August 17, 2019), and $179 during low season (October 17, 2018 to June 20, 2019).

 

The State Government is working with local operators in Broome to ensure that those who take advantage of the discounted flights can receive discount offers, to create more affordable holidays.

 

A lot of work is going into boosting the cruise industry in Broome, as demonstrated by the State Government's $7 million investment to dredge Broome Port to allow all tide access for cruise ships from 2019. Kimberley Ports Authority (KPA) has released a request for proposals for the dredging work which, depending on the contractor selection process and dredge availability, should take place before the end of 2018.

 

The KPA has also entered into a contract and is completing the final detail design for a new above deck gangway which will provide improved and more efficient wharf access for passengers disembarking from large cruise ships.

 

The KPA Chair and CEO, accompanied by representatives from Tourism WA, recently visited cruise lines in Sydney to encourage them to visit Broome and open up direct lines of communication with cruise companies.

 

There are 19 cruises scheduled to visit Broome this year, up from the 17 that visited last year. In 2019, 26 cruise ships are expected to visit Broome. 

 

Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:

 

"As a government, we've been working hard to bring more tourists to Broome and the Kimberley, to support the local economy and create jobs for locals.

 

"There are some positive signs, most notably the strong take-up of the offer of discounted flights between Perth and Broome.

 

"It's great to see local tourism operators taking advantage of the offer.

 

"Perth newspapers have been advertising discounts on a variety of accommodation from glamping through to luxury stays, discounted tours to explore the amazing landscape around Broome, the hop-on, hop-off bus makes getting around more affordable, and advertisements for discounts on fishing adventures, pearl farm tours and astronomy adventures all add value to visitors' experiences.

 

"We expect to see more discounting and special offers for visitors in the coming weeks and months." 

Vital Signs: Shorter meetings but longer days – how COVID-19 has changed the way we work

arrow_forward

The Conversation
INTERWEBS DIGITAL AGENCY

Politics

Did BLM Really Change the US Police Work?

The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has proven that the power of the state rests in the hands of the people it governs. Following the death of 46-year-old black American George Floyd in a case of ...

a Guest Writer - avatar a Guest Writer

Scott Morrison: the right man at the right time

Australia is not at war with another nation or ideology in August 2020 but the nation is in conflict. There are serious threats from China and there are many challenges flowing from the pandemic tha...

Greg Rogers - avatar Greg Rogers

Prime Minister National Cabinet Statement

The National Cabinet met today to discuss Australia’s COVID-19 response, the Victoria outbreak, easing restrictions, helping Australians prepare to go back to work in a COVID-safe environment an...

Scott Morrison - avatar Scott Morrison

Business News

Reinventing The Outside Of Your Office

Efficient work is a priority in most offices. You need a comfortable interior that is functional too. The exterior also affects morale. Big companies have an amazing exterior like university ca...

News Company - avatar News Company

Kaspersky and Ferrari partnership: tailoring cybersecurity for an iconic brand

Kaspersky is commemorating the 10 year anniversary of its strategic partnership with iconic, global brand - Ferrari. The cybersecurity company is a sponsor of the brand’s Formula One racing team...

News Company - avatar News Company

Instant Steel Solutions Review

Are you keen on having the right guidance, knowledge and information about the right kind of steel purchases for your industries? If yes, then you are in the right place. There is no doubt that ...

a Guest Writer - avatar a Guest Writer



News Company Media Core

Content & Technology Connecting Global Audiences

More Information - Less Opinion