Revitalised Chinatown officially opened

WA Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan officially opened Broome’s Chinatown Revitalisation project, marking a major step forward for tourism and local businesses in the Kimberley region.

The WA Government invested $10.6 million in the project, with the Shire of Broome contributing $3.6 million.

The project has included major streetscape upgrades in Carnarvon Street and Dampier Terrace, as well as driving activation activities in Broome’s historic Chinatown precinct.

Local content was a key focus of the project, delivering tangible outcomes for local Broome businesses.

Chinatown was one of the first projects in Western Australia where the contractor was required to implement a Local Participation Plan, as part of the WA Government’s WA Industry Participation Strategy.

Eighteen Kimberley businesses were engaged as subcontractors on the project, with 94 per cent of the subcontractor spend awarded to regional businesses – and 24 per cent to Aboriginal businesses.

Source: WA Government