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Community views sought on new strategy for Old Broome

The Shire of Broome is seeking the community's views on a new strategy to guide the development of Old Broome into the future, and has now launched an online survey.

Broome Shire President Graeme Campbell said the strategy covered an area south of Frederick Street and east of Herbert Street, extending to Roebuck Bay, and included Town Beach, the Conti Foreshore and Demco.

"The vision of Council is for Old Broome to be a vibrant, accessible and equitable precinct that respects the rich cultural heritage of the area and its natural environment," Cr Campbell said. "This strategy will help the transition of Old Broome to a mixed-use area that features a blend of residential, office and tourism development, and includes a concept plan with project ideas for the Roebuck Bay foreshore and specifically the Conti Foreshore and Town Beach."

A copy of the draft Policy and Strategy may be inspected at the Shire Administration Offices, corner Weld and Haas Streets, Broome between 8am and 4pm Monday to Friday (public holidays excepted) and the Broome Public Library during opening hours. The draft Policy and Strategy can also  be viewed via the links below.

Written submissions may be made to the Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Broome, PO Box 44, Broome WA 6725. Submissions must be received no later than 4pm on Thursday 15 May 2014. A submission form is available via the link below. Submissions are also being accepted via

An online survey is also available and can be filled out here:Click here to take survey

Responses to the online survey will be collated and a report compiled for presentation to Council. The deadline for responses to the online survey is also Thursday 15 May 2014. Everyone who fills out the online survey will go into a draw to win a $50 restaurant voucher.

Printed copies of the online survey form are available from Shire Administration for those without internet access.

The Shire has scheduled the following opportunities to meet with officers and discuss the Strategy:





Public Display

Saturday 5 April 2014

8 am – 12 pm

Courthouse Markets, cnr. Frederick and Hamersley Streets

Community Workshop

Tuesday 29 April 2014

5 pm – 8 pm

Shire Administration Office, cnr. Weld and Haas Streets

Public Display

Saturday 3 May 2014

9 am – 1 pm

Broome Boulevard, Frederick Street

Media Release - Community views sought on strategy for Old Broome

Controlled Falling Project presented by the Shire of Broome

Following sell-out seasons and standing ovations across Australia, Europe and the UK, ThisSideUp acrobatics bring their audacious heart-stopping circus spectacular to Broome.

Enter the laboratory of acrobatic impossibilities where impulsive energy and intricate action combine to create a thrilling experiment in control, as these dangerously talented and fearlessly curious acrobats challenge the extremes of their physical ability.

Moving in unison, their bodies appear to be talking, as they effortlessly perform astounding acrobatic feats. The remarkable capacity of the human body is vividly demonstrated in a group hand-balancing act that depicts beautiful union, phenomenal strength and stamina. A fast-paced tumbling spectacle, the height and thrill of the Russian bar, the grace and beauty of Roue Cyr (wheel) and the child-like nature of teeterboard all work in unison to create Controlled Falling Project.

Tuesday 20 May 2014
Broome Civic Centre
Gates open at 6pm
Show starts at 7pm

To purchase tickets click here or contact the box office on 9191 8780.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow presented by the Shire of Broome

Now in its 16th year, the Roadshow transports fresh-faced and well-known comedians from the fancy theatres of Comedy Festival HQ to Hobart, Hong Kong and every venue in between in the ultimate comedy odyssey. In 2013, Roadshow enjoyed enormous success performing more than 109 shows in over 60 regional towns and cities across Australia, before concluding the tour with a sell-out international leg conquering Singapore, Hong Kong, and India.

And now Australia's biggest comedy festival is visiting Broome for the first time! This night will bring guaranteed laughs from some of Australia's best comedians including Bob Franklin, Beau Heartbreaker and Anne Edmonds.

"Literally a laugh a minute ... a riotous night." Coonamble Times (NSW)

“I almost passed out from laughter.” Harvey Mail (WA)

Warning: Performances may contain coarse language, sexual references and material that can offend. It is recommended for people aged 15 years or older.

This show is not to be missed. Limited tickets available so get in fast to secure your seat for the event of the year. 

Friday 23 May
Broome Civic Centre
Gates open at 7pm
Show starts at 8pm

To purchase tickets click here or contact the box office on 9191 8780.

Cable Beach car park upgraded ahead of tourist season

The main car park at Cable Beach has undergone improvements ahead of the start of Broome's tourist season.

Shire of Broome Chief Executive Officer, Kenn Donohoe, says the work included resurfacing the entire main car park, planting new street trees, replacing the bus shelter, repainting decorative street lighting, replacing damaged kerbing, cement stabilising failed road pavement and redoing line markings.

Media Release - Cable Beach car park set for a facelift

Broome boating community takes up the fight

The State Government has been asked to meet with representatives of Broome's boating and fishing community following the cancellation of the Broome Boating Facility project, while a range of interim measures to improve existing facilities are being proposed.

The WA Government cancelled the project and withdrew $50 million in funding as part of budget cuts.

Broome Shire President Graeme Campbell says a Broome Boating Facility Advisory Group has been formed including representatives of the Broome Fishing Club, Port of Broome, and Broome Shire Councillors and CEO.

"We will ask for the $50 million in funding for the Broome Boating Facility project to be reinstated, and if this is not forthcoming we will ask for Royalties for Regions funding to improve the safety of existing boat launching facilities," Cr Campbell says.

Media Release - Broome boating community takes up the fight

Council camel policy endorsed by State Administrative Tribunal

The State Administrative Tribunal has endorsed the Broome Shire Council's process in awarding licences for camel tour operators on Cable Beach.

In November 2013 the Council awarded the three available licences to operate on Cable Beach to Red Sun Camels, Broome Camel Safaris, and Stephen Madden. The decision was appealed to the State Administrative Tribunal and a three-day sitting was held in Broome.

Broome Shire President Graeme Campbell says he is pleased with the outcome which is a validation of the Shire's policy and the way it has been applied by Council.

Media Release - Council camel policy endorsed by tribunal

Shire of Broome Corporate Business Plan

At the Ordinary Meeting of Council held 17 October 2013 the Shire of Broome adopted the Corporate Business Plan 2013-2017. The Plan is for a period of 5 years and is to be reviewed annually to deliver the annual budget.

A copy of the Plan can be inspected at the Shire of Broome Administration Office cnr Weld and Haas Streets between 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays), or may be viewed below.

Corporate Business Plan as Adopted by Council

Shire of Broome Strategic Community Plan 2013 - 2023

At a Special Meeting of Council held 27 June 2013 the Shire of Broome adopted the Strategic Community Plan 2013-2023. The Plan is for a period of 10 years and is to be reviewed at least once every 4 years.

A copy of the Plan can be inspected at the Shire of Broome Administration Office corner Weld and Haas Streets between 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays, or may be viewed via the link below.

Shire of Broome Strategic Community Plan 2013 - 2023 PDF 3MB

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