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Lifeguard patrols kick off on Cable Beach
Lifeguard patrols get underway on Broome’s world-famous Cable Beach at the beginning of the April school holidays and will continue through the dry season. In 2019 lifeguards will be stationed between the swimming area flags between 9am and 4.30pm from 13 April through to 27 Oct.
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Community art to feature in Town Beach Project
As construction continues on exciting upgrades at Town Beach, work is happening behind the scenes on a range of art and historical projects. A team headed by the Broome Historical Society and Yawuru is working with the Shire on a range of projects to celebrate the cultural history of the precinct as a traditional living area, and as a link to the rest of the world through the old tramway and old jetty.
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Precaution urged against stomach parasite
The Shire of Broome is urging the community to take precautions following notification from the WA Department of Health of an increase in cases of gastroenteritis caused by a micro-organism. Cryptosporidium cases are reported most years, however nine cases had been reported in Broome in the past three weeks.
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Sports club volunteers lead the way on first aid
A partnership between the Shire of Broome and St John Ambulance has provided 41 sporting club volunteers with the skills to provide first aid at sporting venues and in the wider community.
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Fire season is here – are you ready?
The Shire of Broome's 2019 Bush Fire Mitigation Program started 1 April and runs until 31 December 2019. Property inspections to examine fire breaks and fuel hazard reduction measures will start on 15 May.
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Draft joint management plan released for Guniyan Binba Conservation Park
The community is encouraged to have their say on the draft joint management plan for the Guniyan Binba Conservation Park. The Guniyan Binba Conservation Park is an intertidal reserve that covers an area north of Cable Beach to Willie Creek.
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Award win for coastal planning work
Work to better understand the risks to Broome’s iconic coastline has been recognised with a national award. The Shire of Broome with consultants Baird Australia and Nyambu Buru Yawuru were joint winners of the Award for Planning and Management at the 2019 Australian Coastal Awards.
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Resignation of Broome Shire Councillor
Broome Shire Councillor, Warren Fryer, has provided notice of his resignation from Council. Cr Fryer has relocated overseas and Shire of Broome CEO, Sam Mastrolembo, thanked him for his service to the community during his three years as a Broome Shire Councillor.
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New signs welcome and warn beachgoers
Striking new signs have been installed at 25 beach access locations around Broome. The Beach Access Signs have been designed to be consistent and easily recognisable and include valuable safety information specific to each location.
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Waste and recycling are no joke! From 1 April your bin day may change
Kerbside waste and recycling bin collection days will change for some Broome residents from 1 April 2019. Full details of the changes including new route maps are available at the link and will be dropped to residents’ PO boxes in coming weeks.
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