New BRAC youth precinct planning underway
10 March 2017
Are you interested in bike tracks, cross training, adventure running or anything that involves physical activity in the great outdoors? The Shire of Broome is developing a masterplan for a youth precinct between the BRAC playing fields and the Boulevard shopping centre and the community is being asked to share ideas on how to make the area as exciting as possible.
Further fogging as Shire manages mosquitoes
1 March 2017
The Shire of Broome is set to undertake further mosquito fogging from this week to reduce mosquito numbers as above-average rainfall continues. The aim of fogging is to kill adult flying mosquitoes and is used as part of a holistic approach to provide temporary relief when mosquito numbers are high, with factors taken into consideration including the impact on the environment, prevalence of disease and weather conditions.
Business owners share ideas to activate Chinatown
16 February 2017
Chinatown business owners have come together to workshop and discuss their visions for activating the town’s CBD. As work progresses on the Chinatown Revitalisation Project, Investment and Development Coordinator, Jeremy Macmath, has kicked off 2017 by engaging with almost 100 Chinatown traders to develop a two-year activity plan.
More support for Broome’s sports clubs
27 January 2017
Broome’s 2017 sporting season will kick off on Monday 6 February with a season launch at the Mercure Hotel. The Broome Sports Season Launch is the beginning of the Shire of Broome’s Club Development Workshop Series with a range of sessions designed to help clubs and foster a collaborative approach to developing sport and its volunteers.
Local heroes lauded on Australia Day
26 January 2017
Lee Anderson, Seth Lovell and the Broome Sports Association have been recognised with Community Citizen of the Year Awards during Australia Day celebrations in Broome. Broome Shire President, Ron Johnston, presented the accolades at the Combined Community Service Clubs Breakfast, assisted by Australia Day Ambassador and Cross of Valour recipient, Const. Tim Britten.
Are you prepared for a cyclone?
22 December 2016
Broome residents are being urged to ensure final preparations are in place with the potential for cyclones around Christmas and into the New Year. Shire of Broome Manager Health, Emergency and Rangers, Ty Matson, said preparation included having emergency kits ready and ensuring homes and yards were cleared of items that could become dangerous in strong wind.
Proposed laneway closures
22 December 2016
As part of the Shire of Broome's new Community Safety Plan, an audit of the town's laneways has been undertaken. A number of laneways have now been highlighted for possible closure where evidence of crime and antisocial behaviour has been identified.
Planning progressing on safe boat harbour
16 December 2016
Work on a new safe boat harbour for Broome is progressing with possible locations identified and an Aboriginal heritage study now commissioned, following the latest meeting of the Broome Boat Harbour Advisory Group. The Advisory Group was convened in June 2016 by the WA Department of Transport and is chaired by Broome Shire President, Ron Johnston, who said it was pleasing to be making progress after years of delay and indecision.
Community groups encouraged to apply for funding
15 December 2016
Community groups and events that would benefit from funding help are being encouraged to apply for the latest round of community sponsorship grants. Broome-based community groups and events can apply for up to $10,000 each under the Shire of Broome Community Sponsorship and Energy Developments Limited West Kimberley Community Donations programs.