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Save the date for Christmas in Chinatown
Planning is underway for this year’s community Christmas celebrations in Chinatown with the event scheduled for Fri 7 Dec from 4pm-8.30pm. The Shire of Broome is organising the Christmas Trails and Carols by Candlelight event and looking for community partners, sponsors and volunteers to come on board.
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Citizen of the Year Award nominations close soon
Time is running out to recognise some of the outstanding contributors in the Broome community, with nominations for the prestigious Community Citizen of the Year Awards closing on Wed 31 Oct. Each year individuals and groups are recognised as part of Australia Day celebrations, with Phil Leach and the Broome Netball Club the winners in 2018.
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Minyirr Buru Conservation Park plan released
Minyirr Buru Conservation Park areas are popular spaces that are integrated into the urban landscape of Broome. A Management Plan for the Park was launched by joint managers the Yawuru PBC and the Shire of Broome.
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Carnarvon and Dampier construction work commencing Mon 8 Oct
The Chinatown Revitalisation Project has entered its next exciting stage, with construction starting on major streetscape upgrades to Carnarvon St and Dampier Tce. From Mon 8 Oct until 22 Dec, roadworks, servicing and footpath construction will be undertaken.
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Free pre-cyclone household drop-off at waste facility
This year, the annual pre-cyclone waste disposal weekends will be held on 27-28 Oct and 3-4 Nov and is available to residents of Broome. The weekend is in addition to the six free waste passes each year to ratepayers. There will be no kerbside collection.
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Temporary beach closures help protect our turtles
The impact of vehicles on turtles nesting on Cable Beach will again be managed with night-time closures in place from early Oct. The Cable Beach north access ramp will be closed to vehicles from 8pm to 6am each day during the turtle nesting season between 9 Oct 2018 and 25 Feb 2019.
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Town Beach Project set to start construction
Construction is set to get underway on the first sub-project in a range of exciting upgrades coming to Broome’s popular Town Beach area. The first stage of the Town Beach Project is the construction of a new rock revetment seawall to address the significant environmental and safety threat posed by the eroding pindan cliffs that run from the Town Beach groyne to Catalinas.
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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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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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