Shire of Broome
Broome sits in the mineral, culturally, and landscape rich area of Pilbara and the Kimberley Regions of Western Australia. As one of the closest urban centres to the major cities of south-east Asia, it has the potential and aspiration to become an international gateway to Australia. Having previously been engaged on a wider strategic growth review for the region, Common Ground was asked to look “without constraint” at the Town Centre and waterfront for potential revitalisation.
The Common Ground team developed a new framework structure for the Town Centre area that could unlock major development opportunities – one of which was the construction of a seawall with lock controlled water-levels to create a permanent harbour (Dampier Harbour).
Initial consultation based on these ideas unleashed a far higher level of stakeholder acceptance and buy-in than even the project team had anticipated. With this level of support the project was expanded in scope to encompass other waterfront infrastructure to shape a major integrated waterfront park (Catalina Bay).
Work on Chinatown has been initiated by the Shire and the town and wider waterfront renewal project has been selected by the Western Australian Government as one of its ‘Super Town’ projects.
Value of Project:
$AU 1.5 Billion+
Value of Consultancy services: