Cable Beach closed after stinger influx
Cable Beach has been closed to swimmers following an influx of dangerous box jellyfish. Large numbers of the potentially deadly stingers were found washed up on the beach today, prompting the precautionary closure.
Sporting season launch a boost for clubs
Broome’s 2016 sporting season will kick off on Monday 29 February with a launch at the Mangrove Hotel. The Broome Sports Season Launch is the beginning of the Shire of Broome’s Club Development Workshop Series with a range of sessions designed to help clubs ensure their members have the skills to make their clubs viable.
Short-stay facility agreement is welcome news
The announcement that a site has been finalised for a short-stay accommodation facility in Broome is welcome news, according to the Shire of Broome. WA Housing Minister, Colin Holt, and Acting Regional Development Minister, Mia Davies, announced today that agreement had been reached with Yawuru Native Title Holders on alocation for a $21.1 million facility to be funded through Royalties for Regions.
Local achievers recognised in Australia Day awards
Katie Bidewell, Tamara Albert and Kimberley Girl have been recognised with Active Citizenship Awards during Australia Day celebrations in Broome. Broome Shire President, Ron Johnston, presented the accolades at the Combined Community Service Clubs Breakfast, in addition to welcoming 11 new Australians at a Citizenship Ceremony.
Fireworks and family fun for Australia Day
The Shire of Broome will again host a spectacular free fireworks show and family fun day to celebrate Australia Day in 2016. This year the alcohol-free Shire of Broome Australia Day Fireworks and Family Fun Day on Tuesday 26 January will get underway at 3pm in Lions Pioneer Park at Town Beach, with massive water slides, a kids foam party, water pistols, entertainment, and food and market stalls.