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Waste facility open days for pre-cyclone clean-up
The Broome Waste Management Facility will take household rubbish for free for two weekends next month to help prepare the town for cyclone season. The open weekends on 14-15 and 28-29 Oct are in addition to household green waste being accepted free at the Waste Management Facility throughout the year, and the issuing of six free passes each year to ratepayers.
Firebreaks vital for protecting community
The Shire of Broome thanks the community for coming on board with firebreak requirements, with only a handful of properties still outstanding. An initial round of inspections after the 15 May deadline found that more than 75 per cent of affected properties either did not have a firebreak or had inadequate firebreaks.
Council backs rejection of heritage move
The Shire of Broome will again oppose an application to register the Broome town site and surrounds as an Aboriginal Heritage Site when it is assessed on 14 Nov this year. Acting Broome Shire President, Harold Tracey, says the Shire and the community were previously successful in calling for the Department of Aboriginal Affairs to postpone the hearing of the application by the Aboriginal Cultural Material Committee.
KidSport keeps kicking goals for young people
The Shire of Broome has secured $20,000 from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries to continue the KidSport program until December 2017 to help young people participate in organised sport. KidSport ensures children aged 5-18 can participate in structured sport and recreation programs no matter their financial situation by contributing up to $200 towards membership fees.
Local Government Election on 21 October
Local Government elections will be held on 21 October 2017. Candidate nominations closed on 14 September, with one nomination received for one vacancy in the Dampier Ward and Cr Philip Matsumoto re-elected unopposed, while nine candidates have nominated for three vacancies in the Broome Ward.

Upcoming Events

October School Holiday Activity Programs
Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre and Broome Public Library have exciting and fully supervised school holiday programs.
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.
Squisher & Squasher: The Great Bug Hunt at Broome Civic Centre
Squisher & Squasher: The Great Bug Hunt will bring a jam-packed show to the Broome Civic Centre on Thurs 5 Oct with singing, dancing and family-friendly fun that will have children on their feet, laughing and bug-obsessed too.

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