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Call to postpone Broome heritage assessment
The Shire of Broome is calling on the WA Department of Aboriginal Affairs to postpone the hearing of a controversial application to register the Broome town site as an Aboriginal heritage site until there has been proper consultation with all of those affected. The DAA has now confirmed it has extended the deadline for public submissions by five days to 30 November 2016, but Broome Shire President Ron Johnston said this was still grossly inadequate.
Peter chalking up the milestones
A very special Shire of Broome staff member has celebrated two milestones. Peter Moore has a vision impairment and recently chalked up 15 years of working as a volunteer in the Shire’s Records Services Department.
Bushland back open after asbestos clean-up
Bushland to the south of Demco Estate in Broome has been reopened following work to remove material that contained asbestos and the development of a plan for managing the area. The discovery of the material on land managed by the State Government, Shire of Broome and Yawuru was reported in late August 2016 and the area was then closed to the public before samples sent to Perth for testing confirmed the material did contain asbestos.
Stewart St upgrade work underway
Work is underway on a major upgrade of busy Stewart St alongside the Broome Courthouse. Work on the stretch of Stewart St between Hamersley St and Weld St will include upgrading street lighting, adding formalised parking bays, improving drainage, and constructing footpaths on both sides of the road as well as creating a new footpath link along Weld St to Frederick St.
New role to boost business in Chinatown
Johnny Chi Lane
Chinatown traders and businesses are set to reap benefits from the appointment of a Chinatown Investment and Development Coordinator as part of the Chinatown Revitalisation Project. The new Investment and Development Coordinator’s key responsibilities include developing a two-year commercial activation strategy to create and market events, activities and promotions that increase activity in Chinatown in conjunction with local business.

Upcoming Events

Annual Meeting of Electors 2016
Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of Electors for the Shire of Broome will be held at the Administration Office, Council Chambers, 27 Weld St, Broome on Thursday 15 December 2016 commencing at 4pm.
Your Council
Ordinary Meeting of Council
An Ordinary Meeting of Council is held on the fourth Thursday of each month starting at 5pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend, and Public Question Time will be held at the start of the meeting.
Arts, Culture and Heritage Advisory Committee
The meeting is open to members of the public and will be held at 12 noon in the Shire of Broome Committee Room, cnr Weld and Haas St.

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Local Planning Scheme Amendment for Public Comment – Creation of ‘Coastal Hazard Risk Area’ Special Control Area
The Shire of Broome is seeking public comment on proposed Amendment No. 5 to Local Planning Scheme No. 6. The Scheme Amendment seeks to introduce a new ‘Coastal Hazard Risk Area’ Special Control Area, which will apply to all properties in the Broome townsite that are at risk of coastal hazards until 2110.