Welcome to the Shire of Broome
Shire of Broome Christmas Hours
Shire of Broome Administration Centre and remaining operations not listed separately below will be closed from Thursday 25 December 2014 to Friday 2 January 2015 inclusive. Some staff will be rostered on to handle routine duties and emergencies should they arise.
Broome Civic Centre will be closed from Wednesday 24 December to Friday 26 December 2014 inclusive, and Thursday 1 January 2015.
Broome Public Library will be closed from Thursday 25 December 2014 to Sunday 4 January 2015 inclusive. Library members are welcome to borrow twice as many items prior to the Christmas break.
Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre will be closed Thursday 25 December 2014 and Thursday 1 January 2015. Reduced opening hours will apply from 18 December 2014 through to 2 January 2015 - for details refer to the link below:
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Broome Waste Management Facility will be closed Thursday 25 December 2014. Normal hours will apply for the remainder of the Christmas break.
Funding help for community groups
Community groups and events that would benefit from extra funding are now invited to apply for the Shire of Broome Community Sponsorship Program. In 2013/14 more than $106,000 was distributed to 37 different community groups and events, and the latest funding round is now open with applications received until 30 January 2015.
Anyone considering applying is encouraged to contact Shire of Broome Community Development Officer, Amy Andison, on (08) 9191 3456 to discuss their project, and more information is available online at the links below.
An information session will also be held on Wednesday 5 November between 5pm and 6pm at the Shire of Broome to provide advice and assistance on making a submission, and all those considering applying are encouraged to attend. RSVPs are required to Ms Andison on (08) 9191 3456 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kimberley Youth Strategy - have your say
If you are between the ages of 12 and 25 years and live in the Kimberley we want to hear from you!
The Kimberley Regional Collaborative Group is made up of people representing the four shires in the Kimberley. The group is developing a youth strategy for the whole of the region to help guide them in making our communities better for young people.
By completing the survey at the link below you will help the KRCG to understand what things are most important to you. Everyone who completes this survey will go in to a draw for a $100 voucher.
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 new 2014/15 Live Lighter Dash & Splash series kicks off with the first event on Friday 17 October at 5pm," Mr Zepnick says.
"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."