$11.6 upgrade for Broome TAFE campus begins construction!

Premier Mark McGowan visited North Regional TAFE’s Broome campus on Sunday to turn the first sod on the new $11.6 million Hospitality and Student Services Centre.

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. 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 spaces 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 these new facilities will help deliver more skilled workers for Broome and the Kimberley. Construction is expected to be completed in July 2022, and the project will support 141 jobs for local workers including apprentices and trainees during construction

“The new state of the art facilities at TAFE colleges across the State are a key component of the WA Recovery Plan, creating world class learning opportunities for students and boosting the WA economy. " the Premier said. "The major upgrades at the Broome campus will provide the Kimberley region with the skilled workers it needs, especially during the peak tourism season."

View the full media statement from the Premier and Minister here

Page last updated October 07, 2022