The Cable Beach Foreshore Redevelopment project has received a significant boost, thanks to a $6 million grant from Lotterywest.
The funding provides $1 million for Stage 1 works and a further $5 million for Stage 2 works.
The Stage 1 funding is assigned to the youth hub behind the Broome Surf Club, which will include a skate park and half-court basketball court, and cultural art and interpretation signage.
The $12 million Stage 1 works, which are predominantly funded by $10 million in Federal Government grants and the Lotterywest contribution, are out to tender and due to commence later this year.
The remaining $5 million from the Lotterywest grant will contribute to a significant amount of the Stage 2 works at the northern end of the precinct, including the protection of the Monsoon Vine Thicket, interpretative signage and significantly the construction of a climbing wall and themed water playground.
Broome Shire President Desiree Male said the Lotterywest funding is an amazing result for Broome and that she ‘couldn’t be happier’.
“Lotterywest has been incredibly generous to Broome, having provided funding to other key transformational projects such as the Chinatown Revitalisation and the Town Beach Redevelopment, and to our wonderful skate park,” Cr Male said.
I am over the moon about this announcement, which will go a very long way to help realise the wonderful vision for the area, achieved after several years of community consultation and commitment of Shire staff.”
“I would like to thank the Lotterywest Board, Lotterywest General Manager Lorna Pritchard and Manager Grants Development Debra Bow for their assistance and support.”
West Australian Premier Roger Cook will visit Broome in the coming weeks to deliver a formal announcement.
For more information on the Cable Beach Foreshore Redevelopment project, visit cablebeachredevelopment.com.au