The Broome Aboriginal Short Stay Accommodation (BASSA) Facility is now open.
The Broome Aboriginal Short Stay Accommodation (BASSA) Facility is an innovative response to meet the needs of these visitors from remote communities. The facility provides between 80 and 100 beds of short term (less than 28 days) accommodation for Aboriginal people visiting Broome.
There are over 200 remote Aboriginal communities in the Kimberley region. Broome is a regional hub for many of them and residents often visit the town to access medical and social services, attend to cultural and family business and access amenities that are only available in larger regional centres, including shopping and socialising.
The BASSA facility offers a range of accommodation including single, double and family units, ablution and laundry facilities, a dining and recreation room, an administration and reception centre and manager’s quarters, all set in landscaped gardens.
It is located on the corner of Dickson Drive and Pembroke Road. It is owned by Nyamba Buru Yawuru and will be leased on a long term lease to the Housing Authority. The chosen site was endorsed by the Shire of Broome in November 2014.
The Department of Communities manages the design and implementation of the facility, including community consultation, public tender and construction. The department also manages the procurement of a non-government organisation to provide onsite management of the facility and facilitate the provision of support services for guests.
The facility is strictly alcohol and drug free and visitors under the influence of either will not be accommodated. The facility has 24-hour a day on-site management.
For further information please contact:
8 Dickson Drive
Tel: +61 (8) 6151 1970