Funding now available for initiatives to revitalise Chinatown

Released 18 May 2017
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A new grants scheme will make available more than $400,000 in funding for business and community initiatives that will boost Broome’s Chinatown in the latest stage of the Chinatown Revitalisation Project.

The first round of funding is now open with $207,500 available for projects which aim to activate and enhance Chinatown’s public and private spaces. 

A further $202,500 will be available in a second round to open in 2018, bringing the total grant funding pool to $410,000.

Broome Shire President, Ron Johnston, said the first round of grants was divided across two streams of Laneway Enhancement and Chinatown Activation Initiatives, and offered a maximum amount of $20,000 per successful applicant for matched funding, requiring dollar-for-dollar investment by the applicant.

“Now is the time to invest in Chinatown - with such significant support offered to private and community enterprise, anyone who has an idea for a business or community project in town should consider this as a possible launch pad,” Cr Johnston said.

“These grants are crucial to leveraging the $12.7million government investment and encouraging the community to become actively involved in the Revitalisation

“The dollar-for-dollar grants could see the total investment rise to $820,000 which would contribute to significant improvements to Chinatown.”

An information session will be held on Wednesday 24 May for interested owners, traders, stakeholders and anyone with an activation idea or interested in applying for grant funding. Please contact Jeremy Macmath at jeremy.macmath@broome.wa.gov.au or (08) 9191 3456 for more information. Application forms and further information on the Chinatown Revitalisation grants are available from the link below.

Media Contact: Shire of Broome Administration, (08) 9191 3456
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