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Draft Local Planning Strategy and Local Planning Scheme No. 6 available for public comment
The Shire of Broome has prepared a draft Local Planning Strategy and updated its local planning scheme to fulfil its requirements under the Planning and Development Act 2005. These draft documents are now available for public comment until 20 September 2013.
The purpose of the Local Planning Strategy is to set out the long term planning directions for the Shire, apply State and regional planning policies, and provide the rationale for the zones and other provisions of the local planning scheme. Once adopted, Local Planning Scheme No. 6 will be the primary statutory document used by the Shire to make planning decisions. It will set out the Shire's planning aims for the scheme area, zone and reserve land, control and guide land use and development, and make provision for the administration and enforcement of the scheme.
The draft Local Planning Scheme No. 6 will apply to the entire Shire of Broome area, including the areas currently covered by Town Planning Scheme No. 4 and Interim Development Order No. 4.
A copy of the draft Local Planning Strategy and draft Local Planning Scheme No. 6 may be inspected at, or obtained from, the Shire Administration Offices, corner Weld and Haas Streets, Broome between 8.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday (public holidays excepted), or may be viewed via the links below.
The proposed zonings under the draft Local Planning Scheme No. 6 are also available on Intramaps, the Shire's online mapping system. To view them, please select the 'Online mapping' tab from the menu on the left side of the screen, and then select the 'Local Planning Scheme No. 6' layer once the Intramaps programme has started.
Written submissions may be made to the Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Broome, PO Box 44, Broome WA 6725. Submissions must be received no later than 4.00pm on Friday 20 September 2013. A submission form is available via the link below. .
Submission Form (Form No. 4) Word 52KB
The Shire is planning to hold a series of information sessions about the draft Local Planning Strategy and Local Planning Scheme No. 6 in July and August 2013. Dates and times for the information sessions will be posted on the website once they are finalised.
BRAC School Holiday Program
BRAC School Holiday program enrolments open Tuesday 25 June. There are two options available - half day 8.00am - 2.30pm or a full day 8.00am - 4.30pm.
Join the program for some great activities and special guests! We are lucky enough to have Justine De Bruyn and Nicole Gallus from Broome Dance Co Op come and teach us some groovy dance moves and put together a performance. We will also be taking a couple of trips to the movies, a survivor challenge and of course the program would not be complete without pool inflatable and sausage sizzle day!
Places are strictly limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Open for ages strictly 6 - 12 years.
All enrolment information, including program and enrolment forms can be downloaded via the links below. Alternately you can pick the information up from BRAC or .
BRAC School Holiday Program July 2013 PDF 110KB
Streeter's Jetty precinct upgrades begin
Work will begin June 4 on upgrading the historic Streeter's Jetty precinct in Broome's Chinatown.
The upgrading of Streeter's Jetty was recommended as part of the Chinatown Development Strategy that was adopted by Council earlier this year following an extensive community consultation process.
Broome Shire President Graeme Campbell says immediate work will include new pavement, a path from the road verge to the start of the jetty and other work to improve access, a recycled timber wall with a large "Corten" rusted steel Streeter's Jetty sign, and the use of Kimberley rock for landscaping, seating, and to mount interpretive signage plaques highlighting pearling history and the significance of the jetty.
Proposed Local Government Property and Public Places Amendment Local Law 2013
At the Ordinary Meeting of Council held 18 April 2013, the Shire of Broome resolved to make the Proposed Local Government Property and Public Places Amendment Local Law 2013.
The purpose of this local law is to remove the discretionary power given to a manager or attendant at a pool premises to admit –
(a) children under 10 years of age if not accompanied by a person over 16 years of age; and
(b) persons who are apparently suffering from a contagious, infectious or cutaneous disease or skin complaint, are unclean, are wearing unclean clothes, or are under the apparent influence of alcohol, drugs or alcohol and drugs.
The effect of this local law is to provide a clean and healthy environment for all users of pool premises as provided for in the Health (Aquatic Facilities) Regulations 2007.
A copy of the proposed local law may be inspected at, or obtained from, the Shire Administration Offices, corner Weld and Haas Streets, Broome between 8.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday (public holidays excepted), or may be viewed via the link below.
Written submissions about the proposed local law may be made to the Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Broome, PO Box 44, Broome WA 6725. Submissions must be received no later than 4.00pm on Wednesday 26 June 2013.
Amendment Local Law PDF 19KB
What's your vision for Broome in 2040?
The Shire of Broome has launched an ambitious and exciting new project to capture the community's vision for what it wants Broome to be like by the year 2040.
The Broome2040 project will be the most extensive gathering of community views ever undertaken by the Shire, using a wide range of techniques and technology including a dedicated website at www.broome2040.com.au and with a prize of a new iPad for one lucky participant.
A group of "Community Champions" is working directly with the Shire to capture and encourage public submissions that identify and examine key issues and trends that will shape the Shire of Broome, and helping develop the vision and key projects.
A draft Vision for the Future document will then be developed, and the final stage of the process later this year will be to take this back to the community for its consideration.
More information is available from www.broome2040.com.au or by visiting the Shire Administration, Broome Public Library or Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre.
Kimberley Joint Development Assessment Panel Minutes
On 7 January 2013 Planning Solutions (Aust) Pty Ltd on behalf of Decmil Group Ltd in partnership with Nyimarr Ltd lodged an application for planning approval to develop an 857 person temporary Transient Workers' Accommodation on Lot 283 Broome Road Roebuck.
The Kimberley Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) met on 4 April 2013 to consider this application. The finalised minutes can be viewed via the link below.
Contact: Manager Planning Services on 9191 3456.
2011/2012 Annual Report now available
The Shire of Broome's Annual Report for 2011/2012 is now available by clicking here.