Chinatown in Broome, Western Australia, has undergone a $30 million revitalisation, enhancing the vibrancy of the historic precinct. The upgrade includes bespoke lighting, designed in conjunction with Engineering Technology Consultants (ETC) to enhance public safety and open the area up to night-time community events.
The McGowan Government invested $23.05 million into the two-stage redevelopment of Chinatown, partnering with the Shire of Broome to deliver the major overhaul of central Broome.
As part of the lighting upgrade in Chinatown, square style aluminium bespoke poles were specified to withstand the harsh coastal conditions as well as enhance the appeal of the revitalised precinct. The engineered sealing system between the mast and the base of the pole and the thicker wall specification result in the poles being rated for cyclonic zones.
The hatches in the base have been engineered to meet an IP66 rating to ensure the electronic componentry inside remained protected from water ingress because of severe storms which can occur in the area.
The future-proofed designed poles are capable of supporting today’s smart city requirements and future capabilities delivering a return on investment for many decades to come.
Regional Development Minister, Alannah MacTiernan, said “Chinatown plays an important role in the history of Broome and the Kimberley, and sits at the heart of this beautiful town.
“Through our more than $23 million investment, we have breathed new life into Chinatown, restoring Chinatown to its rightful place as one of Australia’s great regional precincts.
“In keeping with Broome’s standing in Australian iconography, the quality and attention to detail delivered in this project has been second to none, ensuring the Chinatown redevelopment will stand the test of time.”
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