Broome’s world-famous Cable Beach one step closer to ‘game-changing’ redevelopment

Sam JonesBroome Advertiser

The “game-changing” Cable Beach foreshore redevelopment is one step closer after the Shire of Broome council appointed a preferred consultant this week.

Fremantle based Josh Byrne and Associates, who were engaged for both the Chinatown and Town Beach redevelopment, were appointed as preferred consultants at a special meeting of council on Wednesday evening.

Once completed, the foreshore redevelopment will include much more green space and community friendly areas, which are hoped to be focal hubs for events and include opportunities for local small business.

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Other features include a new promenade, an amphitheatre upgrade, the renovation of the Broome Surf Lifesaving Club and the provision of new access options to the beach.

Shire of Broome president Harold Tracey said after revitalising the Town Beach and Chinatown precincts in recent years, upgrading the Cable Beach foreshore was the next logical step.

“The redevelopment of Cable Beach foreshore has been on the agenda for many years and I’m delighted we are now at a stage to be able to get into the detail of what that will encompass,” he said.

“There has been extensive consultation with Nyamba Buru Yawuru, major local stakeholders and the community throughout the process of compiling a Master plan and Business Case in recent years.

“we want to continue to bring the community along for the journey in this project and there will be plenty of other opportunities for residents and stakeholders to learn more along the way.

Cr Tracey said Cable Beach was a unique attraction but the surround amenities did not do the area justice.

“Redeveloping the Cable Beach foreshore will be a game-changer for Broome and provide another fantastic community-focused precinct that we can all be proud of,” he said.

The appointment of a design consultant follows the Council decision in June to endorse coastal protection measures at Cable Beach.

The measures include sand nourishment and a container revetment.

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