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Firebreak failures increase bushfire risk in Broome
The Shire of Broome is reminding property owners about the importance of installing firebreaks to reduce the risk of bushfire. Surveys conducted after the 15 May 2017 deadline for clearing firebreaks found that more than 75 per cent of affected properties either did not have a firebreak or had inadequate firebreaks.
NAIDOC celebrations kicking off for 2017
The 2017 Kullarri NAIDOC Festival gets underway Friday, 23 June, ahead of 10 days of events recognising the region’s diverse Indigenous cultural heritage. Local Indigenous organisations, businesses and communities throughout the Kullarri region will stage events with the public invited to join the festivities.
Popular new facility for caravans
An unsung new facility is helping make Broome a more attractive destination for tourists with caravans and motorhomes. A new public dump point has been installed behind the Broome Visitor Centre so that caravanners, motorhome and RV drivers can deposit their waste hygienically.
Shire of Broome 2017/18 budget and rates notices
Your Council
Are you a Shire of Broome ratepayer? We’re currently finalising our 2017/18 budget and expect to issue rates notices on 19 July, with a due date for payment of 23 August 2017.
Chinatown Revitalisation Headquarters opens
The Chinatown Revitalisation Headquarters (HQ) is now open for the public to interact with the project, seek information and discuss plans with project representatives. Broome Shire President, Ron Johnston, said the HQ was located on the corner of Short and Carnarvon St and would also be used as a demonstration and display area for local artisans and businesses wishing to showcase their products and services in a dynamic space.

Upcoming Events

Ordinary Meeting of Council
An Ordinary Meeting of Council is held on the fourth Thursday of each month starting at 5pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend, and Public Question Time will be held at the start of the meeting.
BRAC 2 Beach Fun Run 2017
It’s time to start training, with the BRAC 2 Beach Fun Run happening again in July 2017. Broome’s biggest annual fun run is on Sunday 30 July and offers a choice of 4km or 8km courses to suit all fitness levels, with registration now open.

Have My Say

Proposed Omnibus Amendment to Local Planning Scheme 6
The Shire of Broome is seeking your comment in relation to a proposed omnibus amendment to LPS 6. The purpose of the amendment is to correct anomalies in the Scheme Text and Scheme Maps, and to ensure that they are appropriately updated to align with the adopted strategic planning framework.
Draft Local Planning Policy for Public Comment - Strata Titling of Tourist Developments in the Tourist Zone
The Shire of Broome has prepared a draft Local Planning Policy (LPP) on Strata Titling of Tourist Developments in the Tourist Zone and is seeking public comment. The draft Policy is a revision of the current LPP 8.28 – Tourist Accommodation Developments (Excluding Caravan Parks) within the Tourist Zone.