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Playground in shade thanks to Oliver’s request

A request from a local boy has led to the reinstallation of shade sails at a park in Cable Beach. Oliver Starcevich, 8, lives near Chippindall Park and wrote to the Shire following work to upgrade play equipment and landscaping.
Who are your Community Citizens of the Year?

Nominations are now open to recognise some of the unsung heroes in the Broome community in the prestigious Community Citizen of the Year Awards. There are categories for Overall, Youth, Senior, and Community Group or Event, and nominations can be made at
Chinatown Stage Two gets green light

Further upgrades are coming to Chinatown following an announcement by WA Premier Mark McGowan today of $11.95M towards Stage 2 of the Chinatown Revitalisation Project. The Shire of Broome has also committed $3.6M to the project with $800,000 this financial year allocated to complete detailed design works.
Chinatown parking, drainage upgrades continue

Work to add carparking and improve drainage in Chinatown is continuing, with temporary traffic restrictions to be in place from Mon 16 Sept 2019. The project is being run to tight deadlines to ensure work is finished before the wet season, with the traffic restriction timed to happen after Shinju Matsuri Festival.
Local Government Election - call for nominations
Your Council

An Ordinary In-Person Election will be held on Sat 19 Oct 2019 in the Shire of Broome. Nominations to run for Councillor open on Thurs 5 Sept 2019 and close at 4pm Thurs 12 Sept 2019.

Upcoming Events

Staircase to the Moon and Thursday Night Markets
The Staircase Markets are held at Lions Pioneer Park at Town Beach on the first two nights of the Staircase to the Moon from May to October. From June to September there are weekly Thursday Night Markets.
The Great Northern Clean Up - Broome
September is a great time to take to the streets, beaches and bushland of Broome as part of the 2019 Great Northern Clean Up. This year Broome is taking part and community members can nominate their own site to clean up or attend the Shire of Broome site at the rear of Paspaley Plaza in Chinatown from 8am-10.30am on 22 Sept.
Environmental Health
Isaiah Live & Beyond! at the Broome Civic Centre
Hailing from just outside Melbourne, Isaiah Firebrace first stepped into the spotlight in 2016 when he was crowned winner of the eighth season of The X Factor Australia. Since then he's grabbed global attention for his #1 single 'It's Gotta Be You', as well as representing Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest.
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.
The Irresistible at Broome Civic Centre
April has long chosen to forget the inexplicable event that defined her childhood. Her sister remains haunted. When April's niece comes to stay the memory that has permeated every moment of their lives begins to unravel. You can’t see it. You can barely feel it. You can't hold on tight enough, you only catch a glimpse, before it retreats back into the fog.

Have My Say

Shire of Broome Local Planning Scheme No. 6 – Amendment No. 10
At its Ordinary Meeting on 27 June 2019, Council resolved to initiate amendment No.10 to the Shire of Broome’s Local Planning Scheme No. 6 (LPS6) for the purposes of public advertising, pursuant to Section 75 of the Planning and Development Act 2005.