Town Beach Café redevelopment plans move a step forward
Published on 03 May 2023
The Shire is going ahead with plans to replace the old Town Beach Café with a contemporary building that will be capable of delivering a year-round family-friendly dining and café experience for locals and tourists.
An Expression of Interest (EOI) has gone out to seek a suitable business to design, build and operate a new café at Guwarri Town Beach.
The Shire has appointed commercial real estate specialists CBRE to market the opportunity across Australia.
The new restaurant/café be required to capitalise on Broome’s alfresco dry-season climate from May to October, and offer an enclosed, air-conditioned venue throughout the shoulder season and into the wet season.
A lease of up to 21 years may be offered.
The existing café has been closed since the previous lease expired in October last year. The Shire advertised a short-term lease opportunity while the process of finding a business to redevelop the café was undertaken.
Unfortunately, a temporary operator was unable to be secured.
To fill the void, local food vans will come to the rescue and will commence trading at the Town Beach Café during May.
Broome Shire President Desiree Male said the Town Beach Café was a long-time favourite, but the building is no longer fit for purpose for traders who want to operate all year round.
“The glorious Guwarri Town Beach Foreshore Redevelopment has seen the precinct become activated throughout the year and well into the evenings.
“The area is now screaming out for a facility that can accommodate more people in comfort through the year.
“Until then, it will be great to have some of our wonderful food vans operating in the precinct at regular times so people can make plans to catch up at Town Beach around them.”
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