The Kimberley Ports Authority has been enabled under the Ports Legislation Amendment Act 2014. The Minister and the Department of Transport undertook a review of “The Role of Ports in Western Australia” in 2012 which initiated the ports amalgamation process.
In October 2014 the Kimberley Ports Authority assumed the current Department of Transport responsibilities at the following ports:
- Wyndham Port
- Derby Port
- Yampi Sound ports of Cockatoo and Koolan Islands (potentially Irvine Island) and the proposed port at James Price Point