August Late Night Trading & Twilight Tuesdays Light Up Chinatown
Late Night Trading in Chinatown on Friday 24 August
Free children’s entertainment, live music and other attractions to support local traders
Twilight Tuesdays on Dampier Terrace every Tuesday until 6pm
Chinatown will come alive again on the evening of Friday 24 August as retailers open until 8pm for once a month late night trading with food, shopping, street entertainment, activities, and music.
Special attractions planned for this Friday include performances from Sun Studios, Broome Performing Arts Co-Op and the Pitts Family Circus, as well as the ever popular slime making, basketball in the Visitor Centre car park, musicians and face painting.
After the success of the recent Friday Late Night Trading during the dry season and the first ever Dampier Terrace Ladies’ Night, Chinatown retailers have also joined forces to create a new concept that offers Broome shoppers more ease and convenience by keeping their doors open longer on Tuesday evenings.
Broome Shire President, Harold Tracey, encouraged residents and visitors to take advantage of the extra hour of trade on Twilight Tuesdays and support the retailers’ new initiative, as well as Late Night Trading Fridays.
“We’ve had great feedback from traders about Late Night Trading with one retailer mentioning they had 49 people instore during last month’s event, a busy night by any standard which resulted in good sales and a positive outcome for everyone.
“We’re continuing Late Night Trading until September, and Twilight Tuesdays will also run every Tuesday night until October to take advantage of the school holidays and start of shoulder season,” Cr Tracey said.
Late Night Trading is coordinated by the Chinatown Revitalisation Project. Retailers or street vendors wishing to participate can contact Chinatown Investment & Development Coordinator Talei Howell-Price on 9191 3498 or via the contact form on our website.
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.