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02 October 2022, 11:55 PM
The Shire of Broome is asking for community input into the future design, look and feel of the Cable Beach and Chinatown/Old Broome precincts.
The Shire has existing development strategies for Cable Beach, Chinatown and Old Broome, which have been highly successful planning tools over recent years.
These strategies have also actively assisted the Shire in securing Federal and State Government funding for the Chinatown Revitalisation Project, Town Beach Foreshore Upgrades and Cable Beach Foreshore Redevelopment.
The Shire is now looking to develop more contemporary plans for the future.
The new ‘precinct plans’ will be similar to the development strategies, but provide a greater focus on design -particularly building design controls - and will provide a framework for encouraging investment and development in our wonderful town.
The Shire will be working with the community to develop plans that reflects the community’s vision and aspirations for the future.
The first phase of consultation for the project commences today. We are inviting the community to share their vision, thoughts and ideas online and in person at a community workshop. The workshops will be held on:
- Cable Beach Precinct Plan: Wednesday, September 14; 4.00-6.30pm at Shire of Broome
- Chinatown/Old Broome Precinct Plan: Thursday, September 15; 4.00-6.30pm at Shire of Broome
Shire of Broome president Harold Tracey said community consultation and engagement was at the core of the future of our town.
“Cable Beach and Chinatown/Old Broome are magnificent places, buzzing with character, atmosphere and great communities,” he said.
“However, as Broome continues to evolve, the Shire wants to have precinct plans in place that will shape what these parts of our town look like in the future.
“I’d encourage community members to participate and have their say by providing a submission or attending one of our workshops in September.
Consultation for the project commences today and will close on October 2.
For more information, click here.