Browse LNG Precinct

An LNG Precinct supporting gas fields in the Browse Basin.

The State of Western Australia has identified an area to develop an onshore, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) precinct south of James Price Point known as the Browse LNG Precinct to enable the processing of natural gas from Browse Basin gas fields approximately 425km off the west Kimberley coast.  Further information on the Kimberley region can be obtained from the Kimberley Development Commission

The Browse LNG Precinct will accommodate a minimum of two gas processing proponents at one location to enable sharing of common-user facilities such as the port, roads, infrastructure corridors and workers’ accommodation. The Precinct is designed to cater for a maximum LNG production capacity of up to 50 million tonnes per annum.

The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation (JTSI) is the lead agency responsible for the planning and development of the Browse LNG Precinct.

Once constructed, the port will be administered by the Kimberley Port Authority and LandCorp will administer the Strategic Industrial Area (SIA), which includes a support industrial area and service corridors.

Proponents interested in locating in the Browse LNG Precinct should contact the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation.

More information on the Browse LNG Precinct is available below.

Browse Mud Map
1. Location
2. Land Tenure
3. Planning
4. Environment
5. Services
6. Native Title
7. Aboriginal Heritage
8. European Heritage

1. Location

The Browse LNG Precinct is located approximately 60km north of the town of Broome in Western Australia.

Broome is located 2,200km north of Perth in Western Australia's Kimberley region.

There are daily passenger flights from Perth Airport to Broome Airport (approximately 3 hours flight time).

2. Land Tenure

The majority of the Browse LNG Precinct is Crown land and is leased to LandCorp.

When the land is required, it will be sub-leased to proponents.

The port area has been vested with the Kimberley Port Authority and proponents will require a separate lease for this area.

3. Planning

The Browse LNG Precinct is located within the boundaries of the Shire of Broome and is currently subject to an Interim Development Order.

The Western Australian Planning Commission has initiated an Improvement Plan over the precinct, which requires the preparation of an Improvement Scheme to control development. The Improvement Scheme is currently being prepared.

4. Environment

JTSI is currently seeking State and Federal environmental approvals for the Browse LNG Precinct.

5. Services

The Browse LNG Precinct is a greenfield site and no services have so far been established at the Precinct.

6. Native Title

The Browse LNG Precinct is subject to the Browse LNG Precinct Project Agreement, which is the native title agreement for the area.

Proponents wishing to locate within the Browse LNG Precinct will be required to comply with the obligations contained within the Agreement.

7. Aboriginal Heritage

All ground disturbing activities within the Browse LNG Precinct likely to disturb an aboriginal heritage site are subject to the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 (WA).

8. European Heritage

There are no known European heritage sites within the Browse LNG Precinct.