Shire of Broome

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Supporting Economic
Development
Economic Development
• Economic Development Advisory
Group
• Mapping of Economic Activity
• Economic Profile completed
• Preparation of Prospectus with
Landcorp, KDC, Chamber and EDAG
members
• Business Breakfast Series
•Manager Economic Development
• Relationships with Major Industries
• Tenderer/Contractor/Trades
Information Sessions prior to major
procurement
Regional Growth Centre
Status
• Shire has undertaken significant work
to build capacity of organisation.
• MOU established with Landcorp and
Kimberley Development Commission.
• Accord with Yawuru for Jetty to Jetty
Project
• Economic Development
Outcome Sought
• Broome to be selected as a Regional
Growth Centre
Chinatown Revitalization
Status
• Chinatown Development Strategy
• Two Business Cases to be
prepared - $10million and $2m in
14/15 budget.
• KDC committed $65k, Shire $10k,
Landcorp $5k to prepare Business
Case.
• Brief prepared and quotes to
engage consultants
Requirements/Next Steps
• Appointment of Consultants
• Cabinet Consideration of
Business Case(S)
Jetty to Jetty/Roebuck Bay Foreshore Walk
Status
• Business Case prepared
adopted by Council.
• Endorsed approach is to
“bookend” walk
• Stage 1 being implemented in
Accord with Yawuru, and MOU’s
with Historical Society and Notre
Dame University.
Requirements/Next Steps
• Accord for Stage 1 being
negotiated
•Funding for Stage 2 – Town
Beach Jetty and Revetment.
Old Broome Development Strategy
Status
• Consultation Completed
• Recommendations include
foreshore improvements, special
character area, mixed use and
activation.
• Council adopted in October
/November 2014
Requirements/Next Steps
• Local Planning Policy to guide
land use and development
• Concept Plan for foreshore
redevelopment.
Kimberley Regional Offices Redevelopment
Status
• Feasibility Study indicate current
buildings require renovation and
demand exists for redevelopment.
• Business Plan prepared
including financial modelling and
land tenure issues.
• Council resolved to advertise
Business Plan and undertake EOI
for leases
Requirements/Next Steps
• Review submissions and EOIs
for leases received to determine
scope of project.
Old Broome Urban Renewal
Status
• 2009 Housing Strategy and
• 2013 Local Planning Strategy and
Planning Scheme 6.
• Community unrest regarding
lighting and anti-social behaviour
including petitions received
• Workshop with Dept of Housing,
KDC and Yawuru October
Requirements/Next Steps
• Dept of Housing to decide if
Broome has program
• Shire and Yawuru to jointly
present to Housing
LPS and LPS 6
Status
• LPS endorsed by WAPC subject to
amendments.
• Shire amended text, Dept of
Planning updating figures/maps
• Minister required amendments to
LPS 6 prior Scheme Gazettal
Requirements/Next Steps
• Completion of figures/publication of
LPS
•Completion of Maps/Gazettal of
Scheme
Water for Food Program
Status
• $40million 4 year program to
accelerate water investigations across
State to meet future population
requirements
• Program will support Public/Private
partnerships for development of
Agriculture Land
• Land Tenure issues also being
addressed
• Focus upon West Kimberley to start
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