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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.
Community Clean-Up Crew making a difference
At 6.45am each morning the Shire of Broome Community Clean-Up Crew arrives at Male Oval in Chinatown to get it ready for the day ahead. On a busy morning they can collect up to half a cubic metre of cans, bottles and assorted rubbish.
Free basic computer lessons at the Library
There’s no excuse for being a ‘computer dinosaur’ with free lessons in basic computing now available at Broome Public Library. Running from 9am to noon on Tuesdays, the lessons aim to provide the basic tools needed to make the most of living in an increasingly digital society.
Chinatown Cultural Centre investigation underway
Work is set to begin on investigating the feasibility of an iconic cultural interpretive centre in Broome as part of the Chinatown Revitalisation Project. Developing a cultural centre has been identified as having the potential to transform Chinatown, and a Cultural Centre Working Group has been established to be chaired by Nyamba Buru Yawuru CEO Peter Yu.
Cruise ship investment paying dividends
Broome Shire President Ron Johnston has welcomed news that the number of cruise ship passengers visiting Broome increased by 74 per cent in the past year, saying it showed that a $50,000 investment by the Shire of Broome was money well spent. WA Premier Colin Barnett announced at the weekend that Broome was second only to Fremantle for cruise ship passenger visits in 2015/16.

Upcoming Events

In a Dark Dark Wood at Broome Civic Centre
Multi-award-winning Barking Gecko Theatre Company embarks on a new adventure into the heart of Perth’s neighbourhoods with a new work especially for children 6 and over with In a Dark Dark Wood.
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.
Elixir at Broome Civic Centre
Award-winning comic acrobatic show Elixir follows three bumbling (albeit handsome) scientists who attempt to create the elixir of life, and the madness that breaks loose is the perfect mix of amazing acrobatics, impeccable comic timing and an engrossing narrative.
Arrr We There Yet?! at Broome Civic Centre
Head First Acrobats bring a brand new children's show called Arrr We There Yet?! - a beautiful story about acrobatic pirates in search of treasure and friendship across the high seas.
Shire of Broome Public Art Masterclass
This two-day Masterclass is designed as an introduction to public art and aims to assist artists in making the transition from a studio-based practice to one that incorporates public art.

Have My Say

Draft Community Safety Plan For Public Comment
The Shire of Broome is currently seeking feedback on the Draft Community Safety Plan. A Broome Community Safety Plan will guide the actions undertaken by the Shire in partnership with community organisations, government agencies and the community to reduce the risk of crime and anti-social behaviour and improve community perceptions of safety.
Draft Policy for Public Comment Consultation - Aboriginal Heritage
The Shire is seeking public comment on the draft Policy. Comments received will inform the Shire on whether the Policy is adequate and should be adopted, or adopted subject to amendments. Submissions close 4pm 7 November 2016.
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.