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Road reseal improvements get underway
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The Shire’s annual urban road re-sealing program gets underway on 1 August. Traffic controls will be in place around work areas and the community’s cooperation is appreciated.
Attracting events to Broome
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Receiving approval to hold events in public places around Broome is now simpler and more streamlined following a review of the Shire’s policy. The updated Events Policy was developed following consultation with Broome’s events and tourism industry and adopted after a public comment period.
Broome banner headed to Perth CBD
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A 3m-tall banner in the centre of Perth designed by St Mary’s College student John Bill Quilisadio is representing Broome in one of WA’s biggest annual community art projects from Sunday 24 July to Saturday 6 August.
Lighting up Anne St
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Street lighting in a section of Anne St in Old Broome has been upgraded to improve community safety. The section between Dora St and D’Antoine St now has new street lights, brighter LED lamps and longer highway arms that provide a better spread of light.
Rates notices issued for 2016/17 year
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Rates notices for the 2016/17 year were issued on 19 July after Council adopted the 2016/17 Annual Budget on 30 June 2016 to provide a full 12 months for the Shire to achieve an ambitious portfolio of significant projects. This provides ratepayers with the required minimum of 35 days from the date of issue to make payment, as in previous years.

Upcoming Events

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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The Kimberley Collection 2016
The Kimberley Collection is an artist-run initiative, proudly sponsored by the Shire of Broome, with an exhibition bringing together a group of professional artists from across the Kimberley to showcase their work.
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Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan Community Workshops
The Shire of Broome is planning for the potential impacts of flooding and erosion on the town site to the year 2110 by developing a Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan. Community members wishing to have input are encouraged to attend workshops on Tuesday 16 August.
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Have My Say

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Proposed Local Government Property and Public Places Local Law 2016
The Shire of Broome recently reviewed the Local Government Property and Public Places Local Law 2011 and due to the extensive changes that were required, has proposed a replacement law which is the Local Government Property and Public Places Local Law 2016.
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Proposed Trading, Outdoor Dining and Street Entertainment Local Law 2016
The Shire of Broome recently reviewed the Trading, Outdoor Dining and Street Entertainment Local Law 2003 and due to the extensive changes that were required, has proposed a replacement law which is the Trading, Outdoor Dining and Street Entertainment Local Law 2016.