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:
BRAC Reduced Opening Hours PDF 24KB
Broome Waste Management Facility will be closed Thursday 25 December 2014. Normal hours will apply for the remainder of the Christmas break.
Annual Electors Meeting
Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of Electors for the Shire of Broome will be held at the Administration Office, Council Chambers, 27 Weld Street, Broome on Thursday 11 December 2014 commencing at 5pm.
The Order of Business shall be:
1. Report from the Shire President
2. Report from the Chief Executive Officer
3. Receiving of the Annual Report for 2013/2014
4. General Business
Copies of the Annual Report are available via the link below. Printed copies are available on request from the Shire of Broome Administration Office.
Electors with queries relating to the Annual Financial Report are invited to seek clarification prior to the meeting during normal office hours (Monday – Friday from 8am to 4pm).
To enable adequate research for response preparation, Electors with questions on specific matters are requested to provide written notice by 4pm Monday 8 December 2014. Public question forms can be emailed, faxed or delivered to the Shire.
Australia Day Active Citizenship Awards - time running out to recognise local heroes
Time is running out to recognise a local hero for the prestigious Premier's Australia Day Active Citizenship Awards, with nominations closing on Friday 5 December. Each year in Broome individuals and groups are recognised as part of the Australia Day breakfast at Town Beach on January 26.
Broome Shire President Graeme Campbell said nominees should be active citizens who had made a significant contribution to making Broome a better community.
There are separate categories for individuals, under 25s, and a community group or event. Nomination forms are available from the Shire of Broome or online at www.ausdaywa.com.au, and should be lodged at the Shire by 4pm on 5 December 2014.
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.
Shire focuses on economic development
The Shire of Broome is bringing the local business community onboard as it continues working to secure the town's financial future. Council has given the go-ahead to a range of new economic development initiatives including the release of a Shire of Broome Economic Profile as the first stage in the development of an Economic Development Strategy, the creation of a Shire of Broome Investment Prospectus, and the introduction of a quarterly Business Breakfast Series.
The key projects are the latest outcomes of the Shire's Economic Development Advisory Group that brings together key stakeholders including the Kimberley Development Commission, LandCorp, Broome Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Yawuru Native Title Holders and representatives of industries including tourism, construction, agriculture and resources.
Shire of Broome Chief Executive Officer, Kenn Donohoe, says the Shire is listening to the town's business community and finding ways of working in partnership. "The Economic Profile is a summary of up-to-date information on Broome's economy and identifies the challenges and opportunities that need to be addressed, and will be of considerable use to those looking to invest in Broome," Mr Donohoe says.
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.
Plan sets out priorities for sport and recreation
The Broome community is invited to comment on the draft Shire of Broome Sport, Recreation and Leisure Plan that will guide the development of sport and recreation facilities in Broome until 2031. The draft plan is now available for public comment and an information session will be held on Wednesday 5 November for stakeholders and interested community members.
The information session will run between 6pm and 7pm on Wednesday 5 November at the Shire of Broome Function Room, with RSVPs required to email@example.com or (08) 9191 3456. The draft Shire of Broome Sport, Recreation and Leisure Plan is available at the link below and can be viewed at the Shire offices and BRAC. Public submissions will be accepted until 4pm on 21 November 2014.
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."