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Shinju Matsuri Road Closures (28 August - 30 August)
The annual Shinju Matsuri Festival will take place in Broome from 28 August 2015 to 6 September 2015. Road Closures and Traffic Management will be in place from Friday 28 August 2015 to Sunday 30 August 2015 for the Opening Ceremony, Float Parade and Closing Ceremony.
As traffic delays are expected, residents are advised to plan their journeys, or take alternative routes where necessary. Motorists must adhere to all traffic management directives in the vicinity of the event.
New Broome prospectus to attract investment
A new Inward Investment Prospectus that promises to be a key tool for attracting investment to Broome is now being distributed.
It follows the release late in 2014 of the highly successful Shire of Broome Economic Profile, and the Shire's recent selection by the State as a Regional Growth Centre.
Shire of Broome CEO, Kenn Donohoe, said the Inward Investment Prospectus allowed Broome to actively market the region's investment opportunities to local, national and international investors, and positioned the Shire at the forefront of economic development.
Hard copies of the new prospectus have been distributed to stakeholders and it is available online at the link below.
2015 Shire of Broome- Local Government Elections
Broome Shire Council elections will be held on Saturday 17 October 2015. Local Government elections play an important role in our democratic system and are an excellent opportunity for people to contribute to, and be involved in their local community.
The Shire of Broome has nine elected members representing two wards, Broome and Dampier. Ordinary Local Government elections are held on the third Saturday in October every two years, with at least half the Councillors’ terms finishing at each election.
Offices of Council up for Election 2015
Broome Ward 4 Councillors (4 year terms)
1 Councillor (2 year term)
Dampier Ward 1 Councillor (4 year term)
Close of Enrolments - Roll close at 5pm Friday 28th August 2015.
WAEC Advertisement PDF 63KB
Call for Nominations - Thursday 3 September to 4pm Thursday 10 September 2015
WAEC Advertisement PDF 37KB
For more information, please refer to the following link - Election Information
Are you interested in being a Shire Councillor?
The Shire of Broome is hosting an information session on Wednesday 2 September for anyone wanting to find out about becoming a Shire Councillor.
Shire of Broome Chief Executive Officer, Kenn Donohoe, said he would be on hand at the information session to answer any questions, along with a representative of the WA Electoral Commission.
The information session will start at 6pm sharp on Wednesday 2 September in the Shire of Broome Function Room.
Community views sought on Broome Cemetery Draft Master Plan
Public submissions are being sought on the Broome Cemetery Draft Master Plan outlining the proposed projects and expansion of the Broome Cemetery, and will be accepted until 1 October 2015.
A copy of the Draft Master Plan can be viewed at the link below or at the Shire Administration.
Roebuck Bay Caravan Park Redevelopment Master Plan
The current lease on the Roebuck Bay Caravan Park expires in December 2017. Council has resolved to undertake an open tender process for the redevelopment and lease of the caravan park beyond the expiration of the current lease term.
To prepare to go to tender the Shire wants to hear the views of the community and industry on the options for development that should be considered and will shortly undertake an eight-week community engagement process. The information gained during this process will be reviewed by Council and used to develop the tender scope and background information provided.
The Shire has commissioned a Redevelopment Master Plan for the site which has been prepared by Brighthouse. This document is intended to be used as a guide for the redevelopment of the park. Council does not support all elements of the document but sees this, together with the Old Broome Development Strategy, as documents which can be used to guide the redevelopment.
More recycling and re-use at Waste Management Facility
The Shire is set to introduce a new drop-off area at the Waste Management Facility on Buckleys Rd to ensure more of Broome's waste is recycled.
The drop-off area will have three main benefits: increasing the amount of waste separated; reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill, and; improving safety at the landfill.
Shire Waste Co-ordinator, Jeremy Hall, says residents and businesses depositing small loads will no longer need to access the landfill site and will be directed to the drop-off area where they can separate waste into different streams.
BRAC 2 Beach Fun Run full results
Calling all artists and art lovers
The Shire is inviting artists and arts workers around Broome to lodge their details on a new register for involvement in upcoming events, projects and other opportunities.
Council this year endorsed a Public Art Master Plan as a guide for public art projects within the Shire of Broome. During community consultation for the master plan, opportunities for local artists to be involved in public art projects was discussed.
The register is for anyone who is working or interested in the arts as an artist, co-ordinator or even an audience member or consumer.
To register your details, please complete the form below and return to the Shire.
Community views sought on selecting a new waste site
Public submissions are being sought on a report outlining potential sites for the Shire's new Regional Resource Recovery Park and will be accepted until Thursday 4 June. More information is available here.
The RRRP will replace the existing waste management facility and the report is available at the link below.
Community information sessions were held on Thursday 7 May and 21 May to provide information and answer questions on the report and the RRRP.