The $36.5 million redevelopment of the world-famous Cable Beach has begun with a tender now out to transform the southern precinct
A barren patch behind Broome’s new surf club building will be turned into a youth precinct under the $36.5 million redevelopment of the world-famous Cable Beach.
The Shire of Broome has released tender documents to build a new lookout, basketball half-court, beach access, skate park, landscaping and reformation of sand dunes.
That work, slated to begin by April next year, would turn the southern precinct into a youth zone and the secondary access point to Cable Beach, complete with space for DJs and market stalls.
It follows the awarding in September of a tender to modify the car park and drainage behind the surf lifesaving club to Roadline Civil, mostly funded by the federal government, and completion of the $5.5m surf club rebuild in July.
The southern precinct forms one of three main hubs for the Cable Beach foreshore redevelopment first planned in 2017.
Yet-to-be-released packages for stage two of the redevelopment will focus on the central and northern Cable Beach precincts where the bulk of visitors access the beach.
The main area around Zanders Café will be transformed from a carpark into a community plaza and the precinct’s main arrival point.
The area’s masterplan details a water park, playground, grassed area and promenade linking the beach and café to Cable Beach Club and the bus stop.
A grass hill in front of Sunset Bar will be turned into a stepped grass amphitheatre overlooking the beach capable of hosting up to 4000 spectators for performances.
Vehicle access to the beach will be rerouted around the back of the amphitheatre to bring the amphitheatre and main grassed area, currently split by the access ramp, together.
A business case prepared for the Shire of Broome in 2019 found the redevelopment would attract about $10 million in private investment to the precinct.