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Broome prepares to commemorate Anzac Centenary

Broome will mark 100 years since Australia's involvement in WWI with an expanded Anzac Day Dawn Service, an Anzac Day eve commemoration, a new memorial wall and upgrades to the existing war memorial.

Broome's traditional Dawn Service and parade at Bedford Park starts at 5.45am sharp on Saturday 25 April, and this year will be expanded to include a moving performance tribute to the Anzacs involving 40 St Mary's College students, as well as a representative of the WA Police Pipe Band and more.

In addition, an Anzac Day eve commemoration will be held at 5.30pm on Friday 24 April at Lions Pioneer Park at Town Beach, again featuring a performance by the WA Police Pipe Band representative.

The war memorial in Bedford Park will be upgraded and improved by the Shire with funding help from the Federal Government's Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program. Work will include installing two new memorial walls flanking the cenotaph, rendering and painting brickwork on the new walls and the existing cenotaph, and replacing pavement with exposed aggregate concrete.

Media Release - Broome prepares to commemorate Anzac Centenary

Black Spot roadwork on Hamersley St

A section of Hamersley St will be subject to intermittent road closures from Monday 13 April for two weeks while work is undertaken to improve pedestrian safety. The section of road between the Frederick St roundabout and Stewart St will be closed intermittently until Friday 24 April.

Detours will be in place during closures but access to the police station will remain available at all times via Stewart St. Shire of Broome Director Engineering Services, Michael Dale, says the section of Hamersley St is recognised as a road safety Black Spot and funding had been received from the Federal Government to install a new median island and improve pram ramps.

Media Release - Black Spot roadwork on Hamersley St

National Youth Week underway

Celebrate National Youth Week in Broome from April 10-17 with a fantastic program of events for young people, including a skate comp, movies, basketball, bush tucker and a huge wrap-up party! Full details here:

Event Program - National Youth Week

Regional Resource Recovery Park (RRRP) - External Stakeholder Submissions

A public information session on the proposed RRRP was held on 5 February 2015 to provide an opportunity for the public to submit feedback on the report.

Prior to this, an external stakeholder workshop was held on 12 November 2014 to discuss the Site Selection Criteria for the proposed RRRP, with a number of stakeholders providing feedback to the Shire on the proposed sites.

At the public information session, the Shire was requested to seek permission to release stakeholder feedback in regard to site selection criteria. With permission of stakeholders, a final report has been developed and can be found below:

Regional Resource Recovery Park - Stakeholder Engagement Summary PDF 7MB

For any further queries plesae contact Michael Dale directly via or 08 9191 3403.

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.

Strategic Community Plan 2015 - 2025

Corporate Business Plan 2015 – 2019

Big season underway 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.

Media Release - Big season set to launch at Broome Civic Centre

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.

Local Planning Scheme No. 6

Media Release - New local planning scheme takes effect


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