Drought Communities Program - Broomehill Townscape Enhancement Project Underway

Published on Wednesday, 27 July 2022 at 10:48:10 AM


It’s all go at the intersection of Journal St and Great Southern Highway in Broomehill at the moment, with civil works underway to widen the intersection and enhance the streetscape. 


The works will include:

  • Narrowing of the footpath areas outside the Imperial Hotel and Broomehill Museum, to provide a wider road surface to accommodate heavy vehicles using this route;
  • New paving to the footpaths around the Imperial Hotel and Broomehill Museum corners;
  • Modifications to drainage on site;
  • New forecourt design to the Museum corner;
  • New street furniture, including bench seating, bike rails and rubbish bin surrounds;
  • Garden beds and street trees to both sides of Journal St and south side of Great Southern Highway adjacent to the Museum
  • Parallel parking to both sides of Journal St.


The Journal St intersection with the Great Southern Highway provides a direct route to and from the Albany Highway, and is used by a large volume of traffic daily. It can be the first impression that a visitor has of our community, and over the years, the streetscape had become tired. 

With the announcement in 2020 that Drought Communities Program funding was to become available, the Council determined that this corner was in need of some TLC.

It became apparent during planning of the streetscape upgrade that the width of the intersection did not comply with current guidelines for access by heavy vehicles.  Revised planning has seen the footpaths reduced by a small amount, and new kerbing and road markings to be applied will allow for safe turning circles to be achieved by heavy vehicles to and from Journal St.

The works coincide with the development of the new Holland Park playground, Holland Track Interpretive Centre and townsite walk trail, and the acquisition of the Imperial Hotel by the Broomehill Village Cooperative.

We anticipate all works will be complete by mid-September 2022.

For more information please contact the CEO, Anthony Middleton, on 9825 3555.

Please click here to view the plans for the intersection.