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Waste facility open days for pre-cyclone clean-up
The Broome Waste Management Facility will take household rubbish for free for two weekends next month to help prepare the town for cyclone season. The open weekends on 14-15 and 28-29 Oct are in addition to household green waste being accepted free at the Waste Management Facility throughout the year, and the issuing of six free passes each year to ratepayers.
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Firebreaks vital for protecting community
The Shire of Broome thanks the community for coming on board with firebreak requirements, with only a handful of properties still outstanding. An initial round of inspections after the 15 May deadline found that more than 75 per cent of affected properties either did not have a firebreak or had inadequate firebreaks.
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Council backs rejection of heritage move
The Shire of Broome will again oppose an application to register the Broome town site and surrounds as an Aboriginal Heritage Site when it is assessed on 14 Nov this year. Acting Broome Shire President, Harold Tracey, says the Shire and the community were previously successful in calling for the Department of Aboriginal Affairs to postpone the hearing of the application by the Aboriginal Cultural Material Committee.
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KidSport keeps kicking goals for young people
The Shire of Broome has secured $20,000 from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries to continue the KidSport program until December 2017 to help young people participate in organised sport. KidSport ensures children aged 5-18 can participate in structured sport and recreation programs no matter their financial situation by contributing up to $200 towards membership fees.
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Local Government Election on 21 October
Local Government elections will be held on 21 October 2017. Candidate nominations closed on 14 September, with one nomination received for one vacancy in the Dampier Ward and Cr Philip Matsumoto re-elected unopposed, while nine candidates have nominated for three vacancies in the Broome Ward.
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Nominate an unsung hero in our community
Nominations are now open to recognise some of the unsung heroes in our community in the prestigious Community Citizen of the Year Awards. Each year in Broome individuals and groups are recognised as part of the Australia Day breakfast at Town Beach, with Lee Anderson, Seth Lovell and the Broome Sports Association the winners in 2017.
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Frangipanis find new home at Cable Beach
Twenty-four mature frangipani trees are finding a new home at Cable Beach. The frangipanis were previously removed from Frederick St opposite Broome Senior High School to allow stormwater drainage to be moved underground.
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Chinatown Late Night Trading trial starts Fri 25 Aug
Late night trading is coming to Chinatown for one Friday each month until the end of the year as part of a trial supported by Chinatown traders. The trial will start on Fri 25 Aug and then continue monthly, finishing on 8 Dec.
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Survey to guide club development initiatives
The Shire of Broome is collecting key information on the town’s growing sporting community and giving one club the chance to win $500 of SportsPower vouchers for participating. Local sports clubs are being asked to complete a survey to ensure resources to assist them are allocated in the best way possible.
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Local Government election enrolments closing 1 September 2017
You may be eligible to be enrolled to vote in the local government elections on 21 October 2017 if you live in or are an owner or occupier of rateable property in the Shire of Broome.
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