Town Beach transformation continues

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Shire President Harold Tracey at the Town Beach construction site.
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An internal roadway and additional parking is on the agenda for Broome’s Town Beach as the next stage of its multimillion-dollar transformation begins.

The Shire of Broome said the next stage of upgrades began on Friday, with local firm Roadline Civil Contractors set to carry out the construction.

The internal roadway will extend Hamersley Street around the back of the Broome Museum to connect with Robinson Street, to provide access for market stallholders and community events, while the additional parking will be near the Catalinas boat ramp and the new parkland that will be developed later in the project.

Site clearing has already begun, with the area fenced off and traffic management put in place.

As a result, the southern end of Hamersley Street will be closed, with access to the Seaview shopping centre and Broome Museum to be via Robinson Street, although access to properties on Hamersley Street and the Catalinas boat ramp will be maintained.

Access to the existing parkland and water park will also continue as normal outside the site boundaries.

Existing trees at the site will be retained where possible, although some will be removed to allow for the new infrastructure.

Those removed will be replaced by more than 200 new trees, 8000 plants and 6500sqm of grass as part of a later stage of the project.

Broome Shire president Harold Tracey said it was exciting to see the Town Beach project taking shape as part of the council’s vision to enhance and link the Town Beach, Chinatown and Cable Beach precincts.

“This is a great outcome for our community and enhances this significant and popular location with its unique mix of history, heritage and recreation,” Mr Tracey said.

“The Town Beach project is building on all of the existing strengths and attractions with a range of sub-projects to improve the experience for everybody.”

The sub-projects in the Town Beach project were drawn from the Old Broome Development Strategy, which was developed after extensive consultation with the community and co-operation from key stakeholders including Kimberley Ports Authority, Yawuru Traditional Owners, the Broome Historical Society Museum and the Water Corporation.

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