The Chinatown Revitalisation PROJECTS
The Chinatown Revitalisation comprises a series of projects designed to improve the vibrancy of Broome’s Chinatown precinct. 2018 is an exciting time for the revitalisation with a number of projects moving into delivery phases. Please click on the project links below for more information.
*For current construction and progress updates please visit the TRADERS information page*
CARNARVON ST and DAMPIER TCE UPGRADES
Gray st extension, Roebuck bay connection and coastal protection
PUBLIC ART AND INTERPRETATION
CHINATOWN Investment and development coordinator
The Master Plan has been prepared to guide the Chinatown Revitalisation Project on public realm improvements that can be implemented to revitalise Chinatown and ensure the precinct remains the ‘heart and soul’ of Broome. To view or download a copy of The Master Plan, click here.
THE 10 SUB-PROJECTS
Dampier Terrace & Frederick Street Connection - COMPLETE
Chinatown Investment & Development Coordinator - IN PROGRESS
Roebuck Bay Lookout (Fredrick Street) - COMPLETE
Dampier Terrace Upgrades - IN PROGRESS
Carnarvon Street Upgrades - IN PROGRESS
Kimberley Centre Feasibility - COMPLETE (visit kccas.smatourism.com)
Enhanced Laneways Strategy & Grants - IN PROGRESS
Tourist Rest Facilities (relocated to Male Oval) - IN PLANNING
Gray Street Extension - FEASIBILITY COMPLETE & PROJECT WILL NOT BE PROGRESSING
Roebuck Bay Reconnection & Coastal Protection Feasibility - FEASIBILITY COMPLETE & PROJECT WILL NOT BE PROGRESSING
PLACE MANAGEMENT PLAN
As part of the Chinatown Revitalisation Project, a Chinatown Place Making Management Plan has been developed with place making agency Element in consultation with the Broome community. Endorsed by the Shire of Broome, the overall place making vision for Chinatown is to create an inviting, busy and vibrant precinct. Further announcements on how the Shire will build on the relevant recommendations within the plan will be made on Friday 24 May at the official opening of the Chinatown Discovery Festival. To read the plan click here.
ABOUT THE REVITALISATION PROJECT
In June 2016, the State Government announced the Royalties for Regions investment of $10 million to undertake detailed feasibility studies and deliver transformational projects, reinforcing Chinatown as the cultural, historical and commercial centre of Broome.
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, and $700,000 from Tourism WA.
The project includes 10 sub-projects each 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.