Carnarvon and Dampier Construction Works Commencing Monday 8 October

The Chinatown Revitalisation Project has entered its next exciting stage, with construction starting imminently on major streetscape upgrades to Carnarvon Street and Dampier Terrace.

The $6.9 million upgrades, funded by the State Government and Shire of Broome, are being undertaken by construction group Downer EDI Works Pty Ltd, and include improved shade during the day, lighting at night, alfresco meeting places, street furniture, trees and green space plantings and traffic calming measures.

From Monday 8 October until late December 2018, roadworks, servicing and footpath construction on Carnarvon Street and Dampier Terrace will be undertaken.

During this period road closures and detours will be in place on Carnarvon Street and Dampier Terrace to facilitate the works as quickly as possible, however pedestrian access in all areas will be maintained throughout the construction period and all shops in Chinatown will be open for business as normal. Temporary additional parking will be available on the Male Oval concourse during the works.

Chinatown traders, residents and landowners will be kept updated by the project team, and all information will be available on the Chinatown websiteand the Chinatown Broome Facebookpage.

Shire President Harold Tracey said it was exciting to finally see construction underway on the biggest of the Chinatown Revitalisation sub-projects.

“There will be a lot of construction works happening between now and Christmas as the initial transformation of Carnarvon Street and Dampier Terrace is undertaken.

“The project team will be working closely with individual retailers and landowners to facilitate deliveries, bin collections and other needs whilst the road closures are in place.

“We acknowledge there will be disruption to traffic flow during the works, and ask that people are patient with the traffic management measures in place which are necessary to complete the works as quickly as possible,” he said.

For more information on the Chinatown Revitalisation Project and sub-projects visit www.chinatownbroome.com.au.

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FACT FILE

Road Closure Information

Carnarvon Street (from Male Oval to Short Street) will be closed to all road traffic.

Dampier Terrace (between Short Street and Napier Terrace) will be reduced to one lane. North traffic flow closed, only traffic travelling south permitted.

The Carnarvon / Short St roundabout will be partially closed with restricted turning options at certain times of the construction phase. During this time Short Street (between Carnarvon Street and Dampier Terrace) will be one way.

Additional parking will be available on the Male Oval concourse.

Parking spaces in centre of Chinatown will be retimed to 2 hours.

Dampier Terrace Works

· Demolition of existing paving and kerbs

· Installation of power feeds and communications cables

· New footpaths

· New kerbs and additional car parking bays

· New street lighting and security cameras

· New under cover shade structures with seating

· New softscapes, reticulation and street furniture

Carnarvon Street Works

· Demolition and replacement of existing paving, kerbs and roadway

· Installation of power feeds and communications cables

· New footpaths

· New car parking to the centre island between road lanes

· New street lighting and security cameras

· New under cover shade structures with seating

· New softscapes, reticulation and street furniture

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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.