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Broomehill Village Co-operative buys historic 120-year-old Imperial Hotel in Great Southern WA

A tiny West Australian town has rallied to buy its historic 120-year-old pub and in the process save it from ruin.

Broomehill is nestled in the heartland of the Great Southern region, about 300 kilometres south-east of Perth.

Of the town’s 250 residents, 75 are members of the Broomehill Village Co-operative which officially bought the pub this week.

It’s been a long, road to become owners, after the pub, which opened in 1902, closed its doors in 2019.

The hotel has stood on the Great Southern Highway welcoming travellers for more than a century but has deteriorated in recent years.