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Community views sought on new Regional Resource Recovery Park
The Broome Regional Resource Recovery Park - Areas of Interest Summary Report is now available for public comment, following an information session held on Thursday 5 February 2015 at the Shire offices.
The Shire has previously examined a variety of potential sites for the RRRP. The report can be viewed at the link below and has been prepared for public comment. Submissions can be sent or hand delivered to the Shire Administration Office until 4pm on Friday 6 March 2015.
For further enqueries please contact Stephanie McCormick or on 9191 3408.
Big season set to launch at Broome Civic Centre
The community will be treated to a range of exciting and diverse performances in 2015 as the Broome Civic Centre launches a bumper new season, along with a new booking website and logo.
The new website at www.broomeciviccentre.com.au will make it easy for the community to buy tickets to performances, and provides information on upcoming events and information about the venue for those looking to book events or private functions.
The 2015 performance season kicks off on Sunday 15 March with exciting new band B2M, who hail from the Tiwi Islands in the NT and are touring nationally following the launch of their new album, 'Home'. On Wednesday 18 March, Australia's premier Aboriginal comedian, Kevin Kropinyeri, takes to the Broome Civic Centre stage with his 'Welcome to My World' stand-up show.
Workshops launch new sporting season
The Shire of Broome will host a series of workshops to assist, inspire and educate Broome's sporting club volunteers during February and March.
The Broome Club Development Workshop Series will include four workshops, beginning with a Season Opener at the Mangrove Hotel on Monday 16 February.
A KidSport Junior Forum will follow on Monday 23 February, a Funding Workshop on 9 March, and the series ends on 30 March with a major planning workshop.
Run and swim your way to fitness and fun
The Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre's popular Live Lighter Dash & Splash biathlon series is back to challenge Broome residents and help them stay in shape over the wet season. Now entering its fourth season, the series will run from October 2014 to March 2015, with an event each month except January.
BRAC Centre Manager, Casey Zepnick, says each event involves run and swim legs over short and long courses, with categories for men, women, juniors and teams.
"The long course, which is open to individuals and teams, is a 5km run followed by a 500m swim in the BRAC pool. The short course is a 2.5km run followed by a 250m swim, and is ideal for beginners, juniors, families and anyone just looking to challenge themselves."
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.
Outstanding locals recognised on Australia Day
Bobbie Telford, Trent Caldwell and Theatre Kimberley have been recognised with Premier's Active Citizenship Awards during Australia Day celebrations in Broome.
Broome Shire President Graeme Campbell presented the accolades at the Combined Community Service Clubs Breakfast and said the State-wide awards acknowledged and rewarded residents and groups for their contributions to community life.