Broome community embraces Town Beach opening
Published on 22 October 2020
The Broome community came together on Friday night to celebrate the recent transformation of Town Beach, with the precinct’s official opening attended by a sizeable crowd.
Upgrading the Town Beach area has been a priority for the Shire of Broome over the last 18 months, with a considerable scope of works completed to overhaul the area.
This has included the construction of a rock revetment seawall, coastal footpath, groyne and grassed terrace seating.
Parking has also been improved significantly, while the development of a new playground, basketball court and scooter track, as well as the enhanced water park, has helped transform the area.
The remaining component of the project is a $6 million, 112-metre jetty, which will complete the infrastructure overhaul.
Shire of Broome president Harold Tracey said the new-look Town Beach precinct’s official opening was a fitting event to mark the area’s rejuvenation.
“It was great to welcome the community, stakeholders and distinguished guests to the event on Friday night and reflect on the scale of work that has been undertaken at Town Beach,” he said.
“The overwhelming response to the project has been really positive and I’d like to thank all those parties that helped bring the work to fruition.”
Lotterywest chief executive officer Susan Hunt PSM said the project would work to preserve Broome’s history, Indigenous culture and unique environment.
“Lotterywest was delighted to provide more than $4.6 million over two stages towards infrastructure, amenity upgrades and enhancements to the Town Beach foreshore reserve,” she said.
“Lotterywest has specifically supported the nature playground, youth space and amphitheatre, providing spaces for young people and families to gather at the foreshore.”