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Shire seeks to improve support for small business
As part of a push to increase its support for local small business, the Shire of Broome is seeking accreditation under the Small Business Friendly Local Governments initiative. Developed by the Small Business Development Corporation, the Small Business Friendly Local Governments initiative recognises WA local governments that are committed to actively supporting small businesses in their area.
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Broome joins the Garage Sale Trail in 2018
Broome households, schools and community groups are set to join over 400,000 people across the country on 20-21 October as a part of the eighth annual Garage Sale Trail.
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New round of community funding now open
Broome community groups and events that would benefit from funding help are encouraged to apply for the latest round of community sponsorship grants. Applications open on 15 August for the latest funding round and will be accepted until 14 September 2018.
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Apprentice partnership getting results
A young Beagle Bay man employed at the Shire of Broome as an apprentice Light Vehicle Mechanic has graduated with flying colours. The apprenticeship was funded by Rio Tinto through an apprentice incubation program.
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Accolade for Councillor’s lifetime of service
The outstanding community service of Broome Shire Councillor, Chris Mitchell, has been recognised with WA Local Government Association Life Membership as part of the 2018 Local Government Honours Program. Cr Mitchell received the award particularly for his advocacy both for his region and in emergency management.
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BRAC 2 Beach Fun Run 2018 - Results
Broome’s biggest annual fun run was back for its eighth year on Sunday 29 July with 8km and 4km courses starting at the Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre and finishing overlooking spectacular Cable Beach at the Broome Surf Lifesaving Club. For a full list of results follow the link.
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Shire Rates Notices issued for new year
Shire of Broome Rates Notices for 2018/19 have now been either posted or emailed to ratepayers. Broome Shire President, Harold Tracey, says that a rates increase of just 1.78 per cent has achieved a balanced budget without cutting services provided to ratepayers.
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Sport now safer thanks to first aid partnership
Sporting club volunteers have increased their capacity to manage first aid incidents through a recent series of free first aid courses. The workshops were held thanks to a partnership between the Shire of Broome and St John Ambulance, and provided local clubs with the necessary skills to provide first aid both on the sporting field and in the community.
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Funds boost for Broome community groups
Twelve community projects will share more than $56,000 in funding support following the latest round of the Shire of Broome Community Sponsorship Program and Energy Developments Pty Ltd West Kimberley Community Donations. Applications for a second round of funding for 2018 will now open in August.
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Council adopts Shire of Broome Budget for 2018/19
In 2018/19 we’re continuing to implement Council’s vision for Broome to be a thriving and friendly community that recognises our history and embraces cultural diversity and economic opportunity, while nurturing our unique natural and built environment.
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