Beach laws accommodate dogs and horses
With the Broome Race Round kicking off on 28 May, laws requiring dogs to be kept on leashes at Cable Beach in the morning come into effect from 1 May. The section of Cable Beach near Gantheaume Pt and extending for 2km north of the beach access ramp is designated as a dog exercise area, but between May 1 and August 31 each year, from 5.30am to 10am on weekdays, dogs are required to be kept on a leash.
Parking laws important with season underway
The importance of parking laws in Chinatown is being emphasised with tourist season now underway. Shire Manager Emergency, Health and Rangers, Ty Matson, says parking laws are enforced for reasons of safety, economic development and pedestrian movement.
CCTV project to improve community safety
The installation of CCTV security cameras at key locations around the Broome town site is now underway. Work began at the weekend to install 24 state-of-the-art digital cameras at a variety of sites that have been identified as key locations for combating crime and antisocial behaviour including Carnarvon St and Dampier Tce in Chinatown, Male Oval and Town Beach.
Job seekers get valuable skills
A group of job seekers is getting valuable work experience and improving the town thanks to a partnership between the Shire of Broome, Nirrumbuk Aboriginal Corporation and Kimberley Employment Services. Work is supervised by Shire staff on projects including installing tables, chairs and water fountains, mulching, planting native trees and shrubs, and reticulation at Demco Park, Dakas Park and Barker St Park.
Lifeguards back to patrol Cable Beach
Lifeguard patrols on Broome’s world-famous Cable Beach get underway at the Easter long weekend and will run throughout the dry season. From Friday 14 April through to Sunday 29 October 2017, lifeguards will be stationed between the swimming area flags in their distinctive red and yellow uniforms between 9am and 4.30pm.