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Beach Books and Storytime to celebrate Library Week
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Library and Information Week gets underway on Monday, and Broome Public Library is celebrating with several fun events. Library and Information Week runs from May 22 to 26, and will include National Simultaneous Storytime and the launch of Broome Beach Books for 2017.
Funding now available for initiatives to revitalise Chinatown
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A new grants scheme will make available more than $400,000 in funding for business and community initiatives that will boost Broome’s Chinatown in the latest stage of the Chinatown Revitalisation Project. The first round of funding is now open with $207,500 available for projects which aim to activate and enhance Chinatown’s public and private spaces. A further $202,500 will be available in a second round to open in 2018, bringing the total grant funding pool to $410,000.
Laneway closures improving community safety
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A series of laneways around the town have now been closed to improve community safety in response to requests from residents and following consultation. An audit of about 50 laneways around Broome examined factors including their importance to pedestrians and any evidence of crime or antisocial behaviour, before community feedback was sought.
Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow at Broome Civic Centre
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Buckle up Broome, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is hitting the road to home deliver the freshest and funniest from Australia’s largest comedy festival! With an all-killer, no-filler cast of Australian stars, talented newcomers and international performers it has all your comedy bases covered, and hits the Broome Civic Centre for one show only on Thursday 25 May.
Broome’s biggest fun run back for seventh year
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It’s time to start training, with the BRAC 2 Beach Fun Run happening again in July 2017. Broome’s biggest annual fun run is scheduled for Sunday 30 July and will offer a choice of 4km or 8km courses to suit all fitness levels.

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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Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow at Broome Civic Centre
Buckle up Broome, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is hitting the road to home deliver the freshest and funniest from Australia’s largest comedy festival! With an all-killer, no-filler cast of Australian stars, talented newcomers and international performers it has all your comedy bases covered, and hits the Broome Civic Centre for one show only on Thursday 25 May, presented by the Shire of Broome.
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BRAC Dash & Splash
The Dash & Splash is back for a Short Series in 2017 after the reopening of the BRAC pool. The short course is a 2.5km run with a 250m swim, while the long course is a 5km run with 500m swim, with options for men, women, juniors and duos.
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Common Gate Exhibition at Broome Civic Centre
Nyamba Buru Yawuru and the Shire of Broome are re-exhibiting the renowned Common Gate exhibition as part of the national recognition of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum. The exhibition at the Broome Civic Centre will open to the public on Sunday 28 May between 10am and 4pm, and for school groups on 29 and 30 May between 9am and 2pm.
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BRAC 2 Beach Fun Run 2017
It’s time to start training, with the BRAC 2 Beach Fun Run happening again in July 2017. Broome’s biggest annual fun run is scheduled for Sunday 30 July and will offer a choice of 4km or 8km courses to suit all fitness levels.
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Your Council
Proposed differential rates and minimum payments for 2017/18
The Shire of Broome seeks public feedback on its proposed differential rates and minimum payments for the financial year 2017/18. The proposed differential rates and minimum payments result in a modest increase of 1.75 per cent.
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Broome Town Site Draft Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan
The Shire of Broome has released for public comment the draft Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP). The purpose of the CHRMAP is to systematically identify coastal inundation and erosion hazards across the Broome townsite, and put in place controls to manage and mitigate the risk in association with the community and stakeholders.
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Draft Joint Management Plan for the Yawuru Minyirr Buru Conservation Park
The Yawuru Registered Native Title Body Corporate, the Shire of Broome and the Department of Parks and Wildlife invite you to make a submission on the Draft Joint Management Plan for the Yawuru Minyirr Buru Conservation Park. The public comment period will be open for six weeks, commencing Thursday 11 May 2017, continuing until 4pm 23 June 2017 to allow comment on how the Park is proposed to be managed over the next 10 years.
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Proposed Omnibus Amendment to Local Planning Scheme 6
The Shire of Broome is seeking your comment in relation to a proposed omnibus amendment to LPS 6. The purpose of the amendment is to correct anomalies in the Scheme Text and Scheme Maps, and to ensure that they are appropriately updated to align with the adopted strategic planning framework.