ADF to exercise rapid deployment in Top End
Almost 1000 Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel will undergo a short notice deployment to test security response arrangements as part of Exercise NORTHERN SHIELD 2016. Locals throughout the Kimberley will see activity between 30 August and 10 September.
Bushland closed after possible asbestos discovery
Access to an area of bushland to the south of Demco Estate in Broome has been closed after the potential discovery of asbestos. Samples of the material have been collected and sent to Perth for analysis, and it is expected to take up to a week to receive results.
Road reseal improvements get underway
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
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.