Welcome to the Shire of Broome
Have your say on Broome skate park
Are you a skateboarder, BMXer or scooter rider? Get along to the Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre skate park on Monday 29 June and let the Shire know what you want from Broome's skate park.
The Shire is conducting an assessment of the BRAC skate park with Australia's leading skate park designer and builder, Convic, and wants users' views on what works and what could be improved. Shire and Convic staff will be at the skate park from 3.30-4.30pm on Monday 29 June to talk with skate park users and other interested people.
Take the challenge in Broome's only annual fun run
Broome's only annual fun run is happening again in July and entries are now open. The BRAC 2 Beach Fun Run is on Sunday 19 July 2015 and offers a choice of 5km or 10km courses to suit all fitness levels.
BRAC Manager Casey Zepnick says that in its fifth year the BRAC 2 Beach Fun Run not only gives accomplished runners an opportunity to compete, but the 2015 event is focusing on attracting beginners to take part. Entry forms are available from Broom Recreation and Aquatic Centre, SportsPower, by or at the link here.
Key Worker Housing
Request for Tender - 15/03
The Shire of Broome is seeking submissions from parties interested in the supply and construction of a house and land package.
Documents outlining the requirements of the tender are available for collection from the Shire of Broome Administration Office, 27 Weld Street Broome, or by contacting Tim Graffen on telephone (08) 9191 3456.
Tenders will be received until 4pm on Monday 13 July 2015 and should be contained in a sealed envelope, clearly endorsed with "Key Worker Housing – Tender 15/03" and deposited in the tender box situated in the foyer of the Shire of Broome Administration Office.
Electronic mail tenders and tenders submitted by facsimile will not be accepted.
Canvassing of Councillors or Officers of the Shire of Broome may disqualify.
K R DONOHOE
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
What does Cable Beach mean to you?
The Shire of Broome is seeking the community's views ahead of reviewing the Cable Beach Development Plan (2003) and preparing a draft Cable Beach Development Strategy.
A community survey, opportunities to speak directly with Shire staff and a photo competition will all help capture the aspirations and concerns of the community as the Shire plans the development of the Cable Beach precinct into the future.
Broome Shire President, Graeme Campbell, said community members and visitors were encouraged to participate and make their thoughts known.
Cable Beach Development Strategy – Online Survey – Have your say (external link)
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.
In February this year, Council endorsed a Public Art Master Plan as a guide for public art projects within the Shire of Broome. Broome Shire President, Graeme Campbell, says that 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.
Strategic Community Plan 2015-2025 and Corporate Business Plan 2015-2019
Following a desktop review of the Shire of Broome's Strategic Community Plan 2013-2023, Council adopted the Strategic Community Plan 2015-2025 and the Corporate Business Plan 2015-2019 at a Special Meeting of Council on 19 February 2015.
Copies of both plans can be inspected at the Shire of Broome Administration Office, cnr Weld and Haas St, between 8am and 4pm Monday to Friday, or can be viewed at the links below.
New Local Planning Scheme takes effect
The first local planning scheme to cover the whole of the Shire of Broome has come into effect following approval by the State Government and will now guide future development throughout the Shire.
Broome Shire President, Graeme Campbell, says the Shire of Broome Local Planning Scheme No. 6 started operation on 30 January 2015.
It replaces Town Planning Scheme No. 4 which previously covered the Broome township, and Interim Development Order No. 4 that covered the remainder of the Shire.