Broome community members on Thursday were invited to have their say on the newly released designs for Cable Beach, with a variety of suggestions put forward. The very first concept designs showing the planned $36.5 million revamp of the Cable Beach foreshore were released, which is currently at the 50 per cent completion stage. The design was drawn up by Fremantle-based landscaping architecture firm Josh Byrne and Associates which put sustainable and culturally aware design at the forefront of their designs. JBA director Josh Byrne said they hoped the design would be functional in both the wet and dry seasons. “Our goal is to make an inviting space no matter what time of the year,” he said. In general, Broome community members welcomed the newly unveiled Cable Beach foreshore plans but said there needed to be more focus on disabled accessibility, transport and safety. One resident said public transport would be urgently needed to transport tourists in and out of Cable Beach, especially during peak season where there are upwards of 4000 people who visit Cable Beach everyday. Locals were also flagged concerns surrounding Cable Beach road being moved closer to the Sunset Bar and Grill. “The kids go crazy for the camels when they come up from the beach,” one resident said. “That could be a problem if the road is right there.” The view from Sunset Bar being blocked by traffic on the new road was another issue for residents but JBA assured those present at the meeting that an embankment would be built so patrons could catch a view of the ocean over the top of traffic. The lack of popular Broome imagery was also a sticking point for community members who suggested a water fountain designed to look like a brown snake and plaques with historical Broome events on them embedded in the new footpaths. The famous palm trees on the beach were also on the agenda as residents said tourists expect to see them. There was also worry over reconstruction of one of the dunes where it would be cut back down to its original level and incline. Among other suggestions put forward were a skateboarding bowl similar to that on the Scarborough Beach foreshore in Perth, and a small soccer field so the sport could be played under the famous Broome sunsets.