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Chinatown Revitalisation – Broome, WA

Project Overview

The transformational urban renewal initiative was delivered through a partnership between State and Local Government. Located in the heart of the CBD, the team implemented a place-based approach to urban renewal which contributes towards the long-term prosperity of local business and the wider community.

Our Approach

ACOR provided multidisciplinary services and undertook the superintendent role for the project, managing the builder whilst coordinating the consultant team and wider stakeholders, from detailed design through to completion.

The revitalisation included streetscape upgrades to Carnarvon Street and Dampier Terrace, providing new outdoor dining areas for local businesses, lighting, event space, shade canopies, improved access, and additional amenities such as water bubblers and bike storage.

The upgrades form part of a wider revitalisation program from which ACOR has established a local presence in Broome. By having this local presence, our team had the capability to manage and resolve any issues in a seamless manner.

The project was officially opened in May 2019 and the positive change is evident by a sense of community ownership, resulting in a reduction in anti-social behaviour. The increased pedestrian activity has meant that many businesses have extended their trading hours and several new businesses have opened.

Our Impact

ACOR Consultants undertook the site superintendent role, managing the contract as well as the design coordination and engineering, resolving technical queries as they arose. As part of the scope, ACOR led the following elements:

  • Super Intendent
  • Design Management & Coordination
  • Civil
  • Electrical
  • Hydraulic
  • Structural
  • Coordination of Landscape Architect, Irrigation and Surveyor
  • Coordination of and integration with Public Art

The Client

Shire of Broome

The Team

  • Josh Byrne & Associates ➜ Landscape Architecture
  • Electrical and Street Lighting ➜ ETC
  • Irrigation ➜ Twist
  • Activation, Business and Economic Development (ABED) Consultant ➜ Geografia
  • Quantity Surveyors ➜ HW & Associates
  • Traffic Engineering ➜ Strada
  • DDA / Access ➜ O’Brien Harrop

Service Provided:

Key Facts

The project was awarded the:

  • 2019 Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) – Excellence in Urban Renewal
  • 2019 Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) – Awards for Excellence for ‘Plan to Place’ Category
  • Wider verges, increased planting, 7 shade canopies and new irrigation means that the space will evolve and grow greener as the plants mature
  • ACOR coordinated with the building contractor and the wider team to ensure key milestones were achieved
  • ACOR managed design and implementation in the live environment
  • We used a 3D survey model which provided efficiency in the design verification process, as well as testing accessibility for DDA requirements.

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