Latest News

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.
Work underway on aquatic facility facelift
Major upgrades to the swimming pool at the Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre are underway after Council awarded the tender for the $3.3 million project.
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.
Broome banner headed to Perth CBD
A 3m-tall banner in the centre of Perth designed by St Mary’s College student John Bill Quilisadio is representing Broome in one of WA’s biggest annual community art projects from Sunday 24 July to Saturday 6 August.

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.
Aboriginal Comedy Allstars
From the oldest culture on earth comes the freshest and funniest stand-up comedy around.
Shinju Matsuri Festival 2016
A kaleidoscope of colour and culture, the annual Shinju Matsuri Festival of the Pearl is back from 10-18 September.

Have My Say

Proposed Trading, Outdoor Dining and Street Entertainment Local Law 2016
The Shire of Broome recently reviewed the Trading, Outdoor Dining and Street Entertainment Local Law 2003 and due to the extensive changes that were required, has proposed a replacement law which is the Trading, Outdoor Dining and Street Entertainment Local Law 2016.
Draft Broome Recreation Trails Master Plan
The Shire of Broome has developed a Draft Recreation Trails Master Plan and a Draft Recreation Trails Marketing Plan for Shire owned land within the Broome town site. At the 28 July Ordinary Meeting, Council resolved that the documents be advertised for community feedback for a period of four weeks.
Review of Wards and Representation
At its Ordinary Meeting of 28 July 2016, Council resolved to endorse the Shire of Broome Review of Wards and Representation Discussion Paper and to invite submissions from the public.