An impression of the Cable Beach surf life saving club redevelopment plans.

The new $36.5 million Cable Beach foreshore redevelopment project, which includes the $4m Broome Surf Life Saving Club, is set to transform this WA tourism asset into a globally-recognised waterfront precinct.

Of the total $36.5m spent on the project, the Shire of Broome committed $4.5m, in addition to $351,000 for the new Broome Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) on what TripAdvisor recently voted as the world’s third-best beach. The SLSC itself is a $4,060,000 million project to upgrade the existing Shire of Broome asset and is soon to be delivered to the public. 

Of other grants, the Federal Government offered $6m through the Building Better Regions Fund and $3.85m under the Protecting Australian Communities program, with $170,000 coming from the Department of Communities – Changing Places Grant.

The project is the realisation of a six-year community consultation and design process which looked at how best to protect the Cable Beach Foreshore and improve the amenity of the world-famous tourist attraction. 

The soon-to-be-complete Broome Surf Life Saving Club sits on what TripAdvisor voted the world’s third-best beach. Picture: Facebook

Highlights include a new urban public space linking the beach entrances near Zanders restaurant and the Broome Surf Life Saving Club, a children’s water park and dry playground, a youth space, shade structures and additional lawn areas and facilities for small and larger-scale concerts and events. 

Sand dunes were also reprofiled to better protect them from storms and erosion and there is a realigned amphitheatre which will offer better ocean views and ability to host events.

The surf club carpark will remain, with the area to be resealed and more pedestrian friendly, with wider footpaths and improved lighting.

The pedestrian stairs and vehicle access ramp near the surf club have also been replaced, and a new coastal footpath and balustrade installed.

The Shire of Broome engaged Laird Tran Studio to lead the project. The studio’s renders from Broome SLSC can be viewed below.

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  1. Hi Grant. I am the Architect of this BSLSC project. Please alter your article to reference Laird Tran Studio. I note that some of the images you are using here have been produced by us.

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