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Change of date – May 2015 Ordinary Meeting of Council
At the Special Meeting of Council held 12 May 2015 Council resolved to call an Ordinary Meeting of Council on Tuesday 2 June 2015 commencing at 5pm in the Council Chamber.
In addition, please be advised that the Ordinary Meeting of Council scheduled for 28 May 2015 has been cancelled.
Finishing touches for boat ramp upgrade
The final touches will be added next week to the upgrade of the Town Beach boat ramp, with closures each day between 6am and noon.
The latest work finalises the project that started in November 2014 when improvements were made to the surface of the ramp and changes made to minimise the drop-off at the end of the ramp. Car park lighting was also improved with the installation of six new 6m-tall LED light poles.
Shire of Broome Director Engineering Services, Michael Dale, said the latest work would run from Monday 25 May to Thursday 28 May, with the ramp closed each day between 6am and noon.
What does Cable Beach mean to you?
The Shire of Broome is seeking the community's views ahead of reviewing the Cable Beach Development Plan (2003) and preparing a draft Cable Beach Development Strategy.
A community survey, opportunities to speak directly with Shire staff and a photo competition will all help capture the aspirations and concerns of the community as the Shire plans the development of the Cable Beach precinct into the future.
Broome Shire President, Graeme Campbell, said community members and visitors were encouraged to participate and make their thoughts known.
Calling all artists and art lovers
The Shire is inviting artists and arts workers around Broome to lodge their details on a new register for involvement in upcoming events, projects and other opportunities.
In February this year, Council endorsed a Public Art Master Plan as a guide for public art projects within the Shire of Broome. Broome Shire President, Graeme Campbell, says that during community consultation for the master plan, opportunities for local artists to be involved in public art projects was discussed.
The register is for anyone who is working or interested in the arts as an artist, co-ordinator or even an audience member or consumer.
To register your details, please complete the form below and return to the Shire.
Community views sought on selecting a new waste site
Public submissions are being sought on a report outlining potential sites for the Shire's new Regional Resource Recovery Park and will be accepted until Thursday 4 June. More information is available here.
The RRRP will replace the existing waste management facility and the report is available at the link below.
Community information sessions were held on Thursday 7 May and 21 May to provide information and answer questions on the report and the RRRP.
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.
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.