The Western Australian government has announced a $10 million investment to upgrade Chinatown in Broome.
Minister for Regional Development and Lands, Terry Redman, said the upgrades would help local tourism.
"Chinatown has a rich multicultural and industrial history which presents unique opportunities for growth of the town centre through projects that will boost the economic potential for local businesses and the retail and tourism sectors," Redman said.
"The Shire of Broome and LandCorp will deliver the Chinatown Revitalisation project in partnership with the Kimberley Development Commission, building on this vibrant precinct that highlights its continuing strong Aboriginal cultural heritage and pearling history.”
The project is being funded under the Western Australian government’s Royalties for Regions program.
Works will include major upgrades to Carnarvon Street and Dampier Terrace, as well as feasibility and technical studies for projects.
"Revitalising Chinatown is important for the town's future and we will now be able to go ahead and reinvigorate the traditional heart of Broome, delivering short, medium and long-term benefits to the local economy," he said.
"This is another example of how Royalties for Regions provides substantial investment to regional communities, ensuring they continue to thrive socially and economically."
Broome is one of four WA towns identified under the Regional Centres Development Plan.
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