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Super August at the Civic Centre

AFL player. Brownlow medallist. Cross dresser: David Williamson's Managing Carmen (play reading) comes to Broome Civic Centre

Sports manager Rohan Swift needs to uncover what is troubling his star player. Brent Lyall is captain of the most powerful football club in Australia, but something is holding him back from being the charismatic hero the public and his sponsors expect. Brent hides a secret obsession that will rock the nation.

In Managing Carmen, acclaimed Australian playwright and National Living Treasure David Williamson delivers another hilarious football story – this time, with a twist. Presented by the Shire of Broome.

DATE: Tuesday 5 August 2014
TIME: Doors open 7pm for 8pm show
VENUE: Broome Civic Centre
PRICES: $10 - $15 plus booking fee
BOOKING INFO: Tickets can be purchased here or call 9191 8780. Tickets purchased over the phone or in person are subjected to additional charges.

Super August at the Broome Civic Centre

Buy a ticket to two or more of the following three shows coming to the Broome Civic Centre in August and receive 10 per cent off the ticketed price! Book here for Super August! discounts, or tickets to individual shows can bought at the links below:

Dust of Uruzgan - Sat 9 Aug

As our soldiers finally come home from Afghanistan, this show is a unique and important opportunity for the Australian public to understand the experiences of 10,000 young Australians. Combines songs, humour and commentary with stunning images by military and civilian photographers. Presented by the Shire of Broome.

DATE: Saturday 9 August 2014
TIME: Doors open 5pm for 6pm show
VENUE: Broome Civic Centre
PRICES: $42 - $32 plus booking fee
BOOKING INFO: Tickets can be purchased here or call 9191 8780. Tickets purchased over the phone or in person are subjected to additional charges.

Swamp Juice - Thu 14 Aug

Jeff Achtem presents imaginative shadow puppet stories made from bits of rubbish. Swamp Juice has played to sell-out audiences in Edinburgh, Berlin, Adelaide, and London's West End, and will appeal to all ages above 7, and is most certainly not just for kids. Presented by the Shire of Broome.

DATE: Thursday 14 August 2014
TIME: Doors open 5.30pm for 6.30pm show
VENUE: Broome Civic Centre
PRICES: $20 - $30 plus booking fee
BOOKING INFO: Tickets can be purchased here or call 9191 8780. Tickets purchased over the phone or in person are subjected to additional charges.

Squaring the Wheel - Mon 18 Aug

A family show inhabited by quirky contraptions, Squaring the Wheel brings together circus skills, puppetry, magic, wacky mechanisms and unexpected music, in a theatrical stage extravaganza with a comical and physical language. Presented by the Shire of Broome.

DATE: Monday 18 August 2014
TIME: Doors open 5pm for 6pm show
VENUE: Broome Civic Centre
PRICES: $18 - $25 plus booking fee
BOOKING INFO: Tickets can be purchased here or call 9191 8780. Tickets purchased over the phone or in person are subjected to additional charges.

New laws accommodate dogs and horses on beach

The community is being asked to keep their dogs on a leash at Cable Beach in the morning during the annual racing season ahead of moves by the Shire of Broome to prevent incidents between dogs and horses.

The WA Dog Act 1976 allows local governments to specify areas in which dogs can be exercised, and the Shire of Broome has traditionally designated an area of Cable Beach near Gantheaume Point, extending for 2km north of the beach access ramp.

However, changes to the Shire's Dogs Local Law will soon mean that between May 1 and August 31 each year, from 5.30am to 10am on weekdays, dogs will need to be kept on a leash in this area.

"Council realises this is a very popular area for the town's many dog owners, but it has also traditionally been used to train horses during the annual race round," Broome Shire President Graeme Campbell says.

"Council has sought to protect horses and their handlers while at the same time providing adequate areas for dog owners, and we believe this measure achieves that balance."

Media release: New laws accommodate dogs and horses on beach

Dog Control Measures Map PDF 972KB

Help showcase Broome at the 2014 Perth Royal Show

Excitement is building as preparations continue for Broome's turn in the spotlight as the Guest Town at this year's Perth Royal Show.

The Show runs from 27 September to 4 October and will expose Broome to an audience of up to 450,000 people expected to come through the gates.

As Guest Town, Broome has an expansive indoor and outdoor exhibition space that is being used to showcase the town and Shire.

Broome Shire President, Graeme Campbell, says this is a great opportunity for the whole community to come together and work to promote the town.

"This event has the potential to expose Broome and everything that makes it such an amazing place to a huge audience," Cr Campbell says.

"But to make this happen we need the whole community to come on board with the Shire and its partners.

"If you fit the bill and are happy to donate some time, please contact the Shire of Broome on (08) 9191 3456 or shire@broome.wa.gov.au."

Full story: Shire News, Issue 128 July 2014

BRAC School Holiday program

BRAC School Holiday program enrolments are now open. The program will run from Tuesday 8 July to Friday 18 July, with two options available - a half day from 8am to 2.30pm, or a full day from 8am to 4.30pm.

Join the program for some great fun! These holidays children can take part in activities such as tie dying, making pizzas, learning about snakes, and it wouldn't be the school holidays without the BRAC inflatable and a movie day too!

Places are strictly limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Open for ages from 6 - 12 years.

All enrolment information, including program and enrolment forms can be downloaded here.

Speed limit reductions to improve road safety

The speed limit will be reduced from 70kmh to 60kmh along two busy sections of road in Broome, following requests from the Shire to Main Roads WA.

Cable Beach Rd East (between Frederick St and Gubinge Rd) and Port Dve (between Clementson St and Gubinge Rd) will have new speed limit signs erected by MRWA in coming weeks to slow traffic and improve road safety.

Broome Shire President and Roadwise Chairman, Graeme Campbell, says Cable Beach Rd East has become increasingly busy in recent years, while Council received a petition from residents requesting the speed reduction on Port Dve.

More information here: Shire News - June 2014

Save the date - BRAC 2 Beach Fun Run

Broome's only annual fun run is back on Sunday 3 August. The BRAC 2 Beach Fun Run will again offer a choice of 5km or 10km courses to suit all fitness levels.

In its fourth year the event is set to be bigger and better than ever, so get together your family, friends, sporting group, community organisation or workplace and start training.

BRAC 2 Beach Registration Form PDF 485KB

Shire of Broome Corporate Business Plan

At the Ordinary Meeting of Council held 17 October 2013 the Shire of Broome adopted the Corporate Business Plan 2013-2017. The Plan is for a period of 5 years and is to be reviewed annually to deliver the annual budget.

A copy of the Plan can be inspected at the Shire of Broome Administration Office cnr Weld and Haas Streets between 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays), or may be viewed below.

Corporate Business Plan as Adopted by Council

Shire of Broome Strategic Community Plan 2013 - 2023

At a Special Meeting of Council held 27 June 2013 the Shire of Broome adopted the Strategic Community Plan 2013-2023. The Plan is for a period of 10 years and is to be reviewed at least once every 4 years.

A copy of the Plan can be inspected at the Shire of Broome Administration Office corner Weld and Haas Streets between 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays, or may be viewed via the link below.

Shire of Broome Strategic Community Plan 2013 - 2023 PDF 3MB

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