About Broome Chinatown Revitalisation

Broome Chinatown shops and Johnny Chi Lane

On Wednesday 8 June 2016, the state government announced the Royalties for Regions investment of $10M to undertake detailed feasibility studies and to deliver transformational projects, reinforcing Chinatown as the cultural, historical and commercial centre of Broome.

The Shire of Broome has committed $2M to the project with Tourism WA committing a further $700K which brings the total project budget to $12.7M.

The projects identified to be key drivers in the revitalisation of Chinatown were mostly drawn from the Shire’s 2013 Chinatown Development Strategy, developed following extensive community consultation.

The majority of funds will be spent over the next 18 months on projects that improve the aesthetics, comfort and functionality of Chinatown as a place to socialise and do business.  Some funds have also been set aside to investigate the feasibility of more significant projects that will strengthen Chinatown over the longer term.

Implementation of the projects and oversight of the feasibility studies will be undertaken jointly by the Shire of Broome, Kimberley Development Commission and LandCorp. A Community and Stakeholder Reference Group has been established by the Shire and consultation with the wider community and key stakeholders will continue throughout the process.

This project is made possible by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program.