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Broome young people head off on exchange
Two young Broome people will head to Hong Kong in early 2017 as part of an international exchange program. Tehani Savu and Emma-Lee Foy will join five other young people from around WA on the exchange program run by the WA Government and the Home Affairs Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government.
Free pre-cyclone rubbish collection coming soon
The Shire of Broome will again offer a free pre-cyclone rubbish collection in residential areas to begin on 31 October 2016. The purpose of the collection is to remove from households any items that could become dangerous in a cyclone, and a strict set of guidelines applies.
Council to meet in Bidyadanga Community
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The Broome Shire Council will hold its September Ordinary Meeting in the Bidyadanga Community. Broome Shire President, Ron Johnston, said Council had a policy of holding a meeting each year in an Aboriginal community within the Shire.
Bushland remains closed after asbestos confirmation
Access to an area of bushland to the south of Demco Estate in Broome will remain closed at present after confirmation that material found there contained asbestos. The discovery of the material on land managed by the State Government, Shire of Broome and Yawuru was reported in late August 2016.
Key appointments for Chinatown Revitalisation
The Chinatown Revitalisation Project is rapidly gaining pace with the appointment of two key team members who will oversee vital elements of the project. The $12.6 million project is being jointly delivered by the Shire, Kimberley Development Commission and LandCorp to increase the level of activity in Chinatown through major improvements to street, landscape, facilities and laneways over the next two years.

Upcoming Events

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.
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.
Arts, Culture and Heritage Advisory Committee
The meeting is open to members of the public and will be held at 12 noon in the Shire of Broome Committee Room, cnr Weld and Haas St.

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.