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New playgrounds and green space for Town Beach

The latest stage of the exciting upgrades at Broome’s popular Town Beach is underway with construction to start on new green space, playgrounds, markets area and more. Construction will be undertaken by local firm Roadline Civil Contractors following a tender process, with funding from Lotterywest and the Shire of Broome.
Celebrating Library Week in Broome

Library and Information Week runs from 20–26 May and will include National Simultaneous Storytime and the launch of Broome Beach Books for 2019.
Proposed rates out for community input
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Each financial year the Shire levies rates so Council can deliver services and infrastructure for our community in line with its budget.As part of its 2019/20 budget process, Council endorsed the proposed differential rates at its meeting on 18 Apr and is now seeking community feedback.
Beach laws accommodate dogs and horses

With the Broome Race Round kicking off on 1 June, laws requiring dogs to be kept on leashes at Cable Beach in the morning are now in effect. 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 1 May and 31 August each year, from 5.30am to 10am on weekdays, dogs are required to be kept on a leash.
Broome Liquor Accord reaches agreement on restrictions
Roebuck Bay Caravan Park Aerial

The Broome Liquor Accord has agreed on a series of voluntary liquor restrictions to be rolled out from the start of July this year. The Broome Liquor Accord consists of representatives from WA Police, local retail licensees and the Shire of Broome, and is supported by a Community Advisory Group of care agencies.

Upcoming Events

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow at Broome Civic Centre
Just as the curtains close on the funniest month of the year in Melbourne, the Festival’s most loved and laughed at comedians will pack their bags and hit the road for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow, home-delivering hot and tasty comedic treats to the Broome Civic Centre on Wed 22 May.
National Volunteers Week Movie Night
The Shire of Broome is proud to acknowledge all the volunteers in ourcommunity and invite all volunteers and their families to join us for a freepremiere screening of Aladdin at Sun Pictures.
Chinatown Discovery Festival 2019
The Broome Chinatown Revitalisation Project will be officially opened with an exciting new Chinatown Discovery Festival from Fri 24 May to Sun 26 May 2019.
Ordinary Meeting of Council
An Ordinary Meeting of Council is held on the fourth Thursday of each month starting at 5pm. Members of the community are invited to attend, and Public Question Time is held at the start of each meeting.
National Reconciliation Week Festival 2019
Celebrate National Reconciliation Week 2019 in Broome with a free family and community festival featuring live music and performances, art, community group activities and stalls and children’s activities.

Have My Say

Guniyan Binba Conservation Park Draft Joint Management Plan 2019
The Guniyan Binba Conservation Park Draft Joint Management Plan 2019 is available for public comment. The Guniyan Binba Conservation Park is an intertidal reserve that covers an area north of Cable Beach to Willie Creek and is jointly managed by the Yawuru Registered Native Title Body Corporate, the Shire of Broome and the Conservation and Parks Commission.
Municipal Inventory and Heritage List Review
The Shire of Broome adopted a Community Engagement Plan to guide the process for the review of the Municipal Inventory and Heritage List and amendments are now proposed. Community feedback is welcomed and will be accepted until 21 May 2019.
Your Council
Notice of Intention to Impose Differential Rates 2019/20
In accordance with section 6.36 of the Local Government Act 1995, in its budget for the year ending 30 June 2020, the Shire of Broome intends imposing the following differential rates and minimum payments. Written submissions from electors and ratepayers are invited until 4pm on 23 May 2019.