Renewed aquatic facility to make a splash
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
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
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
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
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.