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Local Government Election
Local Government elections will be held Saturday 19 October, with early voting available until 4pm Friday 18 October at the Shire Administration.
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Pet registrations due by 31 October
You can pay for your pet's registration at the Shire of Broome Administration Office Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm. Tags will be allocated on payment.
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Waste facility free open days for pre-cyclone clean-up
The Broome Waste Management Facility will take household rubbish for free on the weekends of 26-27 Oct and 2-3 Nov to help prepare for cyclone season. The open weekends are in addition to household green waste being accepted free throughout the year and six free passes provided to ratepayers.
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Operating short-stay accommodation at home
Broome’s an extraordinary holiday destination and attracts major sporting, cultural and business events. However, concerns have been raised about the number of residential homes being made available for short-stay accommodation.
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Broome back on the Garage Sale Trail
Broome households, schools and community groups are set to join over 400,000 people across the country on 19 and 20 Oct as a part of the ninth annual Garage Sale Trail. Register your own sale at the Garage Sale Trail website, or bring a table and your sale items to one of three Shire of Broome locations on Sun 20 Oct.
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Temporary beach closures to protect turtles
The impact of vehicles on turtles nesting at world-famous Cable Beach will again be managed with night-time closures from the start of October. Penalties of up to $200 apply for anyone disregarding the beach closures under Shire of Broome Local Laws.
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Award win for Chinatown Revitalisation Project
The Chinatown Revitalisation Project has been recognised with an award for Excellence in Urban Renewal. Shire President, Harold Tracey, says the award is due recognition for the whole of the Broome community that collaborated on the exciting project.
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Playground in shade thanks to Oliver’s request
A request from a local boy has led to the reinstallation of shade sails at a park in Cable Beach. Oliver Starcevich, 8, lives near Chippindall Park and wrote to the Shire following work to upgrade play equipment and landscaping.
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Who are your Community Citizens of the Year?
Nominations are now open to recognise some of the unsung heroes in the Broome community in the prestigious Community Citizen of the Year Awards. There are categories for Overall, Youth, Senior, and Community Group or Event, and nominations can be made at www.citizenshipawards.com.au.
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Chinatown Stage Two gets green light
Further upgrades are coming to Chinatown following an announcement by WA Premier Mark McGowan today of $11.95M towards Stage 2 of the Chinatown Revitalisation Project. The Shire of Broome has also committed $3.6M to the project with $800,000 this financial year allocated to complete detailed design works.
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