Guwarri Town Beach Redevelopment

The redevelopment of the iconic Broome Town Beach in Western Australia’s Kimberley region.

Located on the south east edge of Broome, the Guwarri Town Beach Project is part of the ‘Old Broome Development Strategy’ and it plays an important role in the recreation, culture and heritage of the area.

The park and foreshore regularly hold up to 2,000 people for the famous ‘Staircase to the Moon’ attraction and the Thursday evening markets, and it forms part of the ‘Jetty to Jetty’ walking trail.

Designed to withstand Broome’s seasonal cyclonic weather conditions, the market space was redesigned to accommodate 22 food trucks and 55 stalls with room for future growth. The Water Park was rebuilt to comply with Australian Safety Standards and it depicts Broome’s unique natural environment and the junction between the iron-red land, the sandstone cliffs and the iridescent blue ocean.

JBA was engaged by the Shire of Broome to act as landscape architects and lead consultants to prepare the concept design and detailed design, as well as assist with contract administration during construction.

The redevelopment of the Broome Town Beach foreshore and water playground started in December 2019 and was undertaken in conjunction with upgrades to the jetty, the coastal retaining wall and the foreshore terrace seating. It was officially opened mid-2020.

Images courtesy of – Abby Murray Photography and Shire of Broome


Shire of Broome

JBA Role

Landscape architect

Tender evaluation consultant


2022 WA Coastal Awards for Excellence

  • Coastal Design Award


PIA 2022 National Awards for Planning Excellence

  • Great Place Award


PIA 2021 WA Awards for Planning Excellence

  • Great Place Award
  • Planning Minister’s Award


Parks and Leisure Australia 2020

  • Best Playground >500K


Parks and Leisure Western Australia 2020

  • Best Playground >500K