Premier Mark McGowan visited North Regional TAFE’s Broome campus on Sunday 29 August to turn the first sod on the new $11.6 million Hospitality and Student Services Centre. Local member for Kimberley, Ms Divina D'Anna and Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Hon. Rosetta Sahanna MLC were also present at the event which commenced with a Welcome to Country performed by Di Appleby.
Construction will be carried out by local Broome building company H&M Tracey, with the project consisting of two state-of-the-art buildings; one for hospitality and tourism, the second for hair and beauty training.
Designed locally by Engawa Architects, the buildings will be linked by an outdoor meeting place, and among the many highlights will be a live works training restaurant and alfresco café, providing a welcome boost to hospitality and tourism training.
The redevelopment will also facilitate industry-standard practice in hair and beauty with dedicated spaced for simulated training, as well as additional space for student and corporate services.
Both the hospitality and hair and beauty industries are vital to the region’s peak tourism season, and the new facilities will help deliver more skilled workers for Broome and the Kimberley.
Construction is expected to be completed in July 2022.