The hunt is on for limited edition magnet puzzle pieces in Chinatown

The hunt is on for limited edition magnet puzzle pieces in Chinatown.

  • Magnet Puzzle Hunt launches to bring collectors to Chinatown.

  • Collect all eighteen pieces of the limited-edition puzzle over six weeks.

  • Broome community encouraged to continue shopping in Chinatown during construction to support traders through the precinct’s transformation.

The Chinatown Revitalisation Project is challenging the Broome community to take part in a hunt to find all the pieces of a limited edition magnet puzzle, designed by renowned Broome artist James Down.

Over six weeks, from 15 October to 25 November 2018, eighteen puzzle pieces will be released for collectors to find. Each week, puzzle pieces can be found on the counters of three special Chinatown retailers. Every Monday morning on the Chinatown Broome Facebook page, hints about these retailers will be released.

The puzzle pieces are magnetic so as you find your pieces each week, you can place them together on your fridge or other metal surface and see it come together. At the end of week six you’ll have all eighteen pieces to complete the puzzle and reveal Mr Down’s beautiful artwork.

To give you a head start, the week one puzzle retailers you need to visit between Monday 15 October and Sunday 21 October to collect your first puzzle pieces are Tackle World, Broome Visitor Centre and Broome Gallery.

Be the first to find out who the participating retailers are for the remaining five weeks by following the Chinatown Broome Facebook page and look out for the puzzle hints every Monday morning.

Broome Shire President, Harold Tracey said the Magnet Puzzle Hunt was part of a program of initiatives being undertaken by the Chinatown Revitalisation Project to support traders while construction work in Carnarvon Street and Dampier Terrace was underway.

“It’s a fun way to promote to the Broome community that all Chinatown traders are open for business as usual. Come and be a part of the transformation and support our local shops by taking part in the Magnet Puzzle Hunt and other exciting activities happening in Chinatown,” Cr Tracey said.

“To support traders our Chinatown Investment and Development Coordinator and project staff are in Chinatown every day and keeping in regular contact to update them on progress, and we encourage the community to make sure they continue to shop in Chinatown and support our traders.

“We thank traders and the Broome community for their patience during this period, and we’re confident that the end result of these streetscape upgrades will be worth the short-term disruption – and good luck in finding all the puzzle pieces!”.

During the construction period, Chinatown will host a range of retail and community activities such as the Magnet Puzzle Hunt along with advertised retailer sales, Halloween and Christmas events, site tours for the community, machinery displays for children and more to promote visitation to the precinct.

Small activities grants were also available to all Chinatown traders to encourage them to provide additional in-store activities and participate in the precinct’s planned community events. Traders can visit the “traders” tab on for detailed information on the works and support available to them.

The Chinatown construction period is now underway and is expected to be complete by the end of this year. Landscaping is set to be installed by April 2019 and will complete the project.  | Instagram @ChinatownBroome

About the Chinatown Revitalisation Project

The $12.7 million Chinatown Revitalisation project is being delivered in partnership by the State Government and the Shire of Broome, with $10 million funding from Royalties for Regions, $2 million from the Shire of Broome, and $700,000 from Tourism WA.

The project includes 10 sub-projects all designed to reinforce Chinatown’s position as the ‘Heart and Soul’ of Broome – the historic, cultural and hospitality centre of our town.

These sub-projects include feasibility studies for larger, potentially transformational projects, as well as design and construction of significant street and landscape upgrades to Carnarvon Street and Dampier Terrace to make the precinct more attractive and encourage activity.

Implementation of the projects and oversight of the feasibility studies is being 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.