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Renewed aquatic facility to make a splash
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The wait is over for the re-opening of the Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre swimming pool following a $3 million refurbishment. The swimming pool will open to the community on Monday 20 February after closing for six months while important renewal work was undertaken.
Business owners share ideas to activate Chinatown
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Chinatown business owners have come together to workshop and discuss their visions for activating the town’s CBD. As work progresses on the Chinatown Revitalisation Project, Investment and Development Coordinator, Jeremy Macmath, has kicked off 2017 by engaging with almost 100 Chinatown traders to develop a two-year activity plan.
Remembering the Broome Air Raid after 75 years
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On the morning of 3 March 1942, nine Japanese Zero fighters and a reconnaissance plane swooped down over Broome in the far north of Western Australia, killing an estimated 88 people and destroying 22 Australian, Dutch and US aircraft. The WWII Air Raid on Broome is the second-greatest wartime loss of life on Australian soil, and 2017 will mark its 75th Anniversary.
Fogging scheduled following rise in mosquito numbers
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The Shire of Broome is set to undertake fogging to reduce mosquito numbers, with above-average rainfall leading to an increase in their population around the town site. Shire of Broome Environmental Health Officers have been monitoring mosquito numbers and they are now at a level where fogging is considered appropriate as part of a wider management strategy.
More support for Broome’s sports clubs
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Broome’s 2017 sporting season will kick off on Monday 6 February with a season launch at the Mercure 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 and foster a collaborative approach to developing sport and its volunteers.

Upcoming Events

Guided walking tour to Catalina Flying Boat wrecks in Roebuck Bay
The WWII Air Raid on Broome on 3 March 1942 was the second-greatest wartime loss of life on Australian soil, and on the eve of the 75th Anniversary take a free guided walking tour to the remains of the Catalina Flying Boats in Roebuck Bay.
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Reflections on the WWII Air Raid on Broome
The WWII Air Raid on Broome is the second-greatest wartime loss of life on Australian soil, and on the eve of the 75th Anniversary find out more about these events with expert guest speakers and a documentary movie at the Broome Civic Centre.
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Memorial Service - Broome Air Raid 75th Anniversary
On the morning of 3 March 1942, nine Japanese Zero fighters and a reconnaissance plane swooped down over Broome in the far north of WA, killing an estimated 88 people and destroying 22 Australian, Dutch and US aircraft. Now 75 years later, a solemn memorial service at 8am on Friday 3 March 2017 will mark this important chapter in Australia’s WWII history.
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BRAC Youth Precinct Masterplan Community Workshop
The Shire of Broome is developing a masterplan for a youth precinct located between the BRAC playing fields and the Boulevard Shopping Centre. If you are interested in bike tracks, cross training, adventure running, or anything that involves activities based in the natural environment come and share your ideas.
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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.
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Have My Say

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Closure of a Portion of Fairway Dve Road Reserve and Dedication of Portions of Coucal St as Road
Notice is hereby given that the Shire of Broome, pursuant to Section 58(3) of the Land Administration Act 1997 proposes to request the closure of a portion of Fairway Dve road reserve. The Shire also proposes to request the dedication of portions of Lots 3127 and 3129 Coucal St as road pursuant to Section 56 of the Land Administration Act 1997.
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Local Planning Scheme Amendment for Public Comment – Introduction of ‘Development Contributions Area 1’ and preparation of Development Contributions
The Shire of Broome is seeking public comment on a proposed Amendment No. 2 to Local Planning Scheme No. 6. The Scheme Amendment seeks to introduce a Development Contributions Area into the Scheme. This will identify land that will be subject to a Development Contributions Plan for standard and community infrastructure.
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Shire of Broome Local Planning Scheme No. 6 – Amendment No. 6
Notice is hereby given that the local government of the Shire of Broome has initiated the above mentioned planning scheme amendment for the purpose of introducing ‘Zoological Gardens’ as an ‘Additional Use’ for Lot 302 Fairway Drive, Billingurr. Submissions on the planning scheme amendment may be lodged in writing and should include the amendment number, the property affected and the details of the submission and lodged with the undersigned on or before 4pm on the 7 April 2017.