Further upgrades are coming to Chinatown following the announcement by WA Premier Mark McGowan of $11.95 million in funding towards Stage Two of the Chinatown Revitalisation Project.
The Shire of Broome has also committed $3.6 million to the project, with $800,000 this financial year allocated to complete detailed design work.
Planned improvements include streetscape enhancement works to Short St, Napier Tce and Carnarvon St North that will continue to transform Chinatown.
The project will provide an opportunity for retailers and owners that were not a part of Stage One to enjoy the benefits of the revitalisation, and the community will continue to enjoy the amenity and the activation of the whole precinct.
Stage Two work also includes a Transit Hub on Dampier Tce, refurbishment of Streeter’s Jetty, new visitor amenities, Smart Cities technology and a continued focus on public art, interpretation and place activation.
Broome Shire President, Harold Tracey, said the next stage of the Revitalisation would bring benefits in tourism and economic development to both Broome and the region and provide opportunities for local businesses and contractors through the construction phase.
The project would also be a catalyst for further private sector investment, Cr Tracey said.
“The obvious improvements are increasing the shade and amenities of the streetscapes, however a Tourism and Transit Hub will improve the experience for tourists throughout the year and especially on cruise ship visit days,” he said.
“This is an exciting project and we are grateful to the State Government for its support for the Shire of Broome’s vision.”