ABOUT THE CHINATOWN REVITALISATION

On Wednesday 8 June 2016, the state government announced the Royalties for Regions investment of $10M to undertake detailed feasibility studies and to deliver transformational projects, reinforcing Chinatown as the cultural, historical and commercial centre of Broome.

The Shire of Broome has committed $2M to the project with Tourism WA committing a further $700K which brings the total project budget to $12.7M.

The projects identified to be key drivers in the revitalisation of Chinatown were mostly drawn from the Shire’s 2013 Chinatown Development Strategy, developed following extensive community consultation.

The majority of funds will be spent over the next 18 months on projects that improve the aesthetics, comfort and functionality of Chinatown as a place to socialise and do business.  Some funds have also been set aside to investigate the feasibility of more significant projects that will strengthen Chinatown over the longer term.

Implementation of the projects and oversight of the feasibility studies will be 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.

This project is made possible by the Royalties for Regions program.

 

ACTIVATION INITIATIVE GRANTS

The Activation initiative Seed Funding has been developed to recognise that small business and special interest groups makes a large contribution to the vibrancy and energy of a town. Funding grant has been developed to stimulate and encourage activation initiatives in Chinatown by supporting and rewarding local businesses and interest groups. Funding is available for up to 50% of the total project cost to a maximum of $20,000 and is at the discretion of the Chinatown Investment & development Coordinator, subject to funds being available. Requests for `in-kind' contributions will not be accepted however organisations may apply for the equivalent costs.
Organisations are eligible for a maximum of $20,000 funding over a 1 year period through the Activation Initiatives Project. Funding will not be provided for the same initiative more than once.
Applications are open from 1 May 2017 and close 30 June 2017 for projects occurring between July and December 2017.

LANEWAY ENHANCEMENT PROJECT SEED FUNDING

The Laneway Enhancement Project Seed Funding has been developed to recognise that small business and special interest groups makes a large contribution to the vibrancy and energy of a town. Funding grant has been developed to stimulate and encourage the enhancement of Chinatown’s laneway network by supporting and rewarding local businesses and interest groups. Funding is available for up to 50% of the total project cost to a maximum of $20,000 and is at the discretion of the Chinatown Investment & development Coordinator, subject to funds being available. Requests for `in-kind' contributions will not be accepted however organisations may apply for the equivalent costs.
Organisations are eligible for a maximum of $20,000 funding over a 1 year period through the Laneway Enhancement Project. Funding will not be provided for the same initiative more than once.
Applications are open from 1 May 2017 and close 30 June 2017 for projects occurring between July and December 2017.
 



PROJECT FACT SHEETS