THE HEART AND SOUL OF BROOME
Chinatown has been the multicultural heart and soul of Broome’s business, tourism and leisure hub since the pearling crews set up their first camps and corrugated tin sheds in the 1880s. Today Broome has developed into an iconic Western Australian tourism town bringing growth and diversity to the town and Chinatown precinct.
The Broome Chinatown Revitalisation Project encompasses a range of sub-projects that will reinforce Chinatown as the key cultural, historical and commercial centre of the town. The projects will bring to life the long-held aspirations of the Broome community - to preserve the town's rich history, celebrate its local culture and reinvigorate its economic and development opportunities.
Funded in partnership by the Shire of Broome, the Western Australian State Government and Tourism WA, the revitalisation comprises 10 sub-projects.
These include aesthetic improvements throughout the precinct, feasibility studies, events and grant funding to encourage the community to think differently about Broome's Chinatown area.
Implementation of the revitalisation project is being jointly managed by the Shire of Broome, the Kimberley Development Commission and LandCorp.
A Community and Stakeholder Reference Group has been established to encourage open consultation with the wider community and key stakeholders throughout the process.