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Key intersection to undergo major upgrade
One of Broome’s busiest intersections is set to undergo a major upgrade to improve safety, traffic flow and stormwater drainage. The intersection of Hamersley St and Napier Tce is a recognised traffic accident Black Spot, and following 12 accidents at the location between 2010 and 2014 a road safety audit was undertaken that recommended a roundabout intersection be built to address the issue.
Celebrating Broome’s young people
An exciting program of events for young people is underway in Broome to celebrate WA Youth Week. Broome Youth Week 2018 runs from 13-22 April and celebrates the many contributions young people are making in our community.
Broome sport keeps growing thanks to volunteers
Participation in club sport in Broome has increased by 10 per cent since 2015 and 20 per cent since 2009, according to the Shire of Broome Club Survey Report. The report found there were now nine clubs with a membership of more than 300 people, up from five in 2015, and an estimated 5979 people involved in local clubs. Youth membership has increased by 61 per cent since 2009.
Exciting season kicks off in Broome
A bumper 2018 season is building with an exciting calendar of events getting underway in Broome to provide a welcome boost for the town. Broome Shire President, Harold Tracey, says it's exciting to see such a full calendar of events to entertain and inform locals and attract visitors.
Who let the dogs out?
A big increase in the number of dogs picked up wandering around Broome has led to Shire Rangers reminding dog owners to make sure their pets are well secured on their properties. So far in 2018 Rangers have impounded 82 dogs found wandering the town unsupervised, compared to 30 dogs at this stage of 2017.
New Broome youth bike park getting closer
The creation of a new Youth Bike Precinct at Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre is another step closer with significant funding now secured and detailed planning nearing completion. The Shire of Broome has allocated $85,000 to the project this year, with a further $85,000 in grant funding secured from the WA Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
Lifeguards back on beautiful Cable Beach
Lifeguard patrols will get underway on Broome’s world-famous Cable Beach at the Easter long weekend and continue throughout the dry season. In 2018, lifeguards will be stationed between the swimming area flags in their distinctive red and yellow uniforms between 9am and 4.30pm from Friday 30 March through to Sunday 28 October.
Broome - Singapore flights update
Plans are well underway for the arrival of the first SilkAir flight from Singapore to Broome on Tuesday 22 May and seats are already on sale for Broome residents looking to travel to Singapore. Broome Travel Centre has a range of packages specifically for the flights, with options to include add-ons to other parts of Asia such as Thailand, Japan and Vietnam.
Improving access and inclusion in Broome
The Shire of Broome is undertaking a review of its Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) and input is being sought from the community. The WA Disability Services Act 1993 requires that local governments have a DAIP in place and that it must be updated every five years.
YAC giving Broome young people a voice
Young people are being asked to put their hands up to join the Broome Youth Advisory Council for 2018 as the Shire of Broome seeks to get them more involved in the future of their town. Broome Shire Councillor and YAC Mentor, Mala Fairborn, says it is a fantastic opportunity for young people to have a say on issues that matter to them.
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