Stage Two of the Chinatown Revitalisation Project is progressing, with the construction works entering the final stage and public art pieces installed. The project, co-funded by the Shire of Broome and the State Government, will see major improvements on Napier Terrace, Carnarvon Street and Short Street.
After installing our new public art centrepiece, Fusion, at the roundabout on the corners of Napier Terrace and Carnarvon Street, other pieces are being rolled out across the precinct. Another milestone for the project has been the placing of trees and plants by the Shire’s parks and gardens crew. Grown locally by the Shire horticulture team over many months, the associated photo shows some of the greenery proudly in place on Short Street East.
Shire of Broome deputy president Desiree Male said the vision of a revitalised Chinatown was close to completion. “It has been fantastic to see some of the amazing public art being installed, while the Shire growing our own trees and plants, rather than purchasing them, has saved ratepayers thousands of dollars,” she said. “It was really pleasing to see everyone in Chinatown for the Discovery Festival and the end of the project is certainly in sight.
“I’d encourage the community to continued supporting our impacting local retailers and thank you for your patience as the final pieces of the puzzle are put into place.”
For more information on the project, visit www.chinatownbroome.com.au or visit the Chinatown Broome Facebook page.