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Live Lighter BRAC 2 Beach Fun Run results

BRAC would like to congratulate all participants for taking part in the event on Sunday 3 August. It was great fun and good to see so many members of the community taking part. Congratulations to the individual winners of each event:

10km Male Winner - Michael KAUFMAN
10km Female Winner - Kim NEVILL

10km Junior Male Winner - Joe HANDSCOMBE
10km Junior Female Winner - Chelsea LANE

5km Male Winner - Kevin NG
5km Female Winner - Lynne DUTHIE

5km Junior Male Winner - Jordan BACON
5km Junior Female Winner - Emily WICKS

Team with most participants - Aqua Ducks

Live Lighter BRAC 2 Beach 2014 Full Results PDF 187KB

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

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Akmal is Lost at the Broome Civic Centre!

Hello my name is Akmal and I'm a comedian, although the term 'comedian' is open to interpretation and highly subjective. Believe it or not, many people don't find me funny at all - this includes members of my own family:

"If Akmal thinks he's funny, then I hope he's seeing a psychiatrist." Nabila Saleh

"He should never have left his job at Telstra; he would've been manager by now." Marie Saleh

"I don't think he's funny, in fact I find him rather annoying. Whenever I see him I get an overriding urge to punch him in the face." Steven Huntsman (Akmal's psychiatrist).

Movies, sketch, stand-up, TV, radio and talk-show host, known for his incredible ability to deal with hot topics in an hilarious and slightly offensive way, Akmal is one of Australia's most respected and accomplished comics. Don't miss Akmal's new show LOST.

"Random, improvised and hilarious…" www.crickey.com.au

"No one wanted the show to stop … he seemed to own the stage." Sydney Morning Herald

DATE: Thursday 16 October
TIME: Doors open 7pm for 8pm show
VENUE: Broome Civic Centre
TICKET PRICE: $44.90 - $41.90
Tickets can be purchased here or call 9191 8780.

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

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

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