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Broome prepares to commemorate Anzac Day
Broome’s traditional Anzac Day Dawn Service will start at 5am on Monday 25 April in Bedford Memorial Park as the town commemorates the second year of the centenary of WWI. This year’s service will include an address by retired Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston, St Mary’s College students performing a reflective piece paying tribute to the Spirit of Anzac, and the installation of 22 new plaques with the names of Broome servicemen killed in WWI on the Centenary Memorial Walls unveiled in 2015.
Staircase Markets get underway for 2016
The popular Staircase to the Moon Night Markets kick off for 2016 on 23 and 24 April with the Shire of Broome again providing support. The Shire has contributed just over $34,000 in sponsorship to support the Staircase Markets in 2015/16 – more than double the previous year’s contribution.
New street numbers show the way
New reflective street numbers are being installed around Broome. The Shire has trialled several techniques for identifying street numbers in recent years including painting, but the new reflective aluminium plates have proven the most effective.
Lifeguards back on Cable Beach beat
Lifeguard patrols on Broome’s world-famous Cable Beach are now underway and will run throughout the dry season to the end of October. Shire of Broome Senior Beach Lifeguard, Ric Cockman, said patrols began at Easter and Lifeguards were stationed between the red and yellow swimming area flags in their distinctive blue uniforms between 9am and 4.30pm each day.
Fresh approach for youth services in the Kimberley
A collaboration by four local governments in the Kimberley will benefit young people in the region through a co-ordinated approach to the delivery of youth services. The Kimberley Regional Group Youth Strategy has been developed by the Kimberley zone of local governments, led by the Shire of Broome and including the shires of Wyndham-East Kimberley, Halls Creek and Derby-West Kimberley.

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Proposed Development for Public Comment - Kimberley Fried Chicken
Notice is hereby given that an application for 'Fast Food Outlet' has been received by the Shire and is available for public comment. The applicant, 'Kimberley Fried Chicken', seeks approval for the preparation and sale of food from Lot 54 No.2 Coghlan Street, Broome. The activity will be carried out between the hours of 4pm to 9pm Thursday & Friday, and 1pm to 9pm Saturday & Sunday.
Proposed Amendment No. 3 to Local Planning Scheme No. 6 - Additional Use on Lot 222 Lullfitz Drive
Health and Wellbeing Retreat including yoga facility comprising short term, self contained, single storey accommodation of low impact with ancillary uses and Caretaker’s Dwelling.