Broome China Town – Stage 2

An environmentally responsive, place-based revitalisation of Broome’s heritage precinct to contribute to its long-term prosperity.

The Chinatown Revitalisation Stage Two project is an urban renewal initiative, delivered through a partnership between State and Local Government aiming to respond to community needs and provide economic stimulus through enhancement of the visitor experience to Broome. Located in the heart of Broome, the project focuses on a ‘place-based’ design approach to contribute towards long-term prosperity of local businesses and the wider community.

JBA was appointed as Landscape Architects along with ACOR (Civils), ETC (Lighting). The revitalisation includes streetscape upgrades to Carnarvon Street, Short Street, Dampier Terrace and Napier Terrace. The design was delivered within a concise program with JBA working closely with Shire staff as well as working with a diverse range of stakeholders, managing sensitive community issues throughout the design process. A comprehensive analysis of the opportunities and constraints informed a series of design principles that were developed through research into a series of evidence-based design strategies.

Sustainable design was integral to the approach, including material specification and microclimate design. The design required the realignment of Napier Terrace, the integration of a Tourist Coach Transit hub, the development of a ‘market street’, and multifunctional spaces for a range of multicultural community and tourist-based events.

The streetscape design creates activation, consistency, legibility, pedestrian comfort, and connectivity. The design enhances the character of the ‘Chinatown’ precinct by improving the setting of heritage assets, creating new connections, place-based streetscape treatment, integrated public art, and the provision of high quality public open space.

Client:

Shire of Broome, ACOR

JBA Role:

Landscape Architecture/Urban Design, Public Art Integration/Co-ordination, Consultation