Minutes of special Council meeting 17 June

Written on the 28 June 2016


This report provides formal announcement to Council that the Shire of Broome has been successful in its application for $10 million from the Department of Regional Development towards the Revitalisation of Chinatown.....

The Business Case now endorsed by the Department of Regional Development noted a $2 million funding contribution from the Shire of Broome to the Chinatown Revitalisation Project. Having already committed $300,000 to the Frederick Street/Dampier Terrace Connection, which forms part of the project; Officers now recommend that the balance, being $1.7 million, be formally allocated to the project.


That Council:
1.       Thanks the State of Western Australia for the $10 million grant funding for the Chinatown Revitalisation Project.
2.       Thanks Tourism Western Australia for confirmation for the Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure Grant of $300,000 to be applied towards the Frederick Street/Dampier Terrace Lookout Facility, which forms part of the Chinatown Revitalisation Project. 
3.       Endorses the Draft Financial Assistance Agreement with the Department of Regional Development and authorises the Shire President and Chief Executive Officer to engross the final documentation as required.
4.       Endorses the updated Memorandum of Understanding between the Shire of Broome, Landcorp and Kimberley Development Commission and authorises the Shire President and Chief Executive Officer to engross the documentation as required.
5.       Endorses the Chinatown Revitalisation Steering Group Terms of Reference and Governance structure and appoints the Chief Executive Officer to be the Shire's representative on this group.
6.       Requests the Chief Executive Officer to:
(a)    Allocate $1.7 million dollars over the 2016/17 and 2017/18 financial years to the           Chinatown Revitalisation Project.
(b)    Commence procurement of the relevant consultancies together with the project collaborative group in line with the project documentation.
(c)    Ensure incentives are included within project tender specifications to encourage submissions from and/or involvement of local businesses where appropriate.
(d)    Provide six monthly updates on the project for Council's information.


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