The Shire of Broome has been recognised on the national stage for its planning work, winning at the Planning Institute of Australia awards on Wednesday night in Hobart. The Shire won the top spot in the Great Place category for the recent redevelopment of Town Beach, also know as, Guwarri. The Town Beach redevelopment was a joint mission from the Shire and State Government which pumped $30 million to revitalise one of Broome’s popular beaches. The redevelopment won two awards at the WA PIA awards in December 2021 and won the Playspace Award at the national Parks & Leisure Awards of Excellence in November 2020. Shire of Broome president Harold Tracey said winning national awards was recognition of the success of the project and a big achievement for Broome. “The redevelopment of Town Beach has been such a transformational project and has created a vibrant new space that our community loves,” he said. “Through the Old Broome Development Strategy and master planning process, consultation with Yawuru and the community, and detailed design undertaken by Josh Byrne and Associates, we created an ambitious vision. “To see that vision turned into reality has been fantastic and is a credit to everyone involved in the project. “With the same project team that undertook the Town Beach Redevelopment currently working on the detailed design process for the Cable Beach Foreshore project, our community can rest assured that another amazing space in Broome is also on the way.” The designs for the Town Beach redevelopment were drawn up by Josh Byrne and Associates.