New nickname surfaces as Broome’s Town Beach jetty, Chinatown redevelopment open

Tom ZaunmayrBroome Advertiser
Broome's new Town Beach jetty.
Camera IconBroome's new Town Beach jetty. Credit: Broome Advertiser

Broome’s new Town Beach jetty has already been bestowed with a nickname ahead of its long-awaited opening this weekend.

The ribbon will be cut on the new jetty, dubbed The Crocodile, this Saturday morning at 8.30am.

Shire of Broome president Harold Tracey said the opening of the jetty would mark the completion of Town Beach’s redevelopment.

“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,” he said.

“Please join us for a community celebration and be one of the lucky first people to set foot on the newly finished Town Beach Jetty.”

The new 112m jetty cost $6 million and is destined to become a popular fishing and boat-launching facility.

On Friday the $29.3 million Chinatown revitalisation will also be opened.

From 5pm, there will be food vans, live music, yarns from long-term Broome locals, buskers, art activities and face painting for kids to celebrate the project’s completion, with extended opening hours for traders.

Live music will be played at the new stage on Short Street and an official ribbon cutting will be conducted.

Cr Tracey said it promised to be a great event to showcase Chinatown in all its glory and to thank those that made the project happen.

“This is a special piece of Chinatown’s history and is an event not to miss,” he said.

“Chinatown is the heart and soul of Broome and with all the activities running, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Chinatown looks spectacular at night due to the unique artwork installed along Dampier Terrace and Napier Terrace.”

Stage two of the State and local government-funded project has seen a complete remodelling of Napier Terrace, Short Street and the northern section of Carnarvon Street.

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