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Qantas flies Perth to Broome for under $200
Qantas, in partnership with the State Government, Australia's North West and Broome International Airport, is introducing year-round discounted fares on flights between Perth and Broome, beginning in August. Broome Shire President, Harold Tracey, says this is very welcome news and Council appreciates the work Qantas, the State Government and all those involved are doing to improve the affordability of flights between Broome and Perth.
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Marrugeku world premiere coming to Broome
The Shire of Broome and internationally-acclaimed contemporary dance-theatre company Marrugeku present the world premiere of Burrbgaja Yalirra – Three Short Works at the Broome Civic Centre in May/June. From the creators of Gudirr Gudirr, Cut the Sky and Burning Daylight, Burrbgaja Yalirra (Dancing Forwards) is an evocative triple bill of new solo works exploring the challenges of reciprocity in Australia today.
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Storytime and Beach Books to celebrate Library Week
Library and Information Week 2018 gets underway on Mon 21 May and Broome Public Library is celebrating with several fun events. Library and Information Week runs from 21 – 27 May and will include National Simultaneous Storytime and the launch of Broome Beach Books for 2018.
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Community celebration for Reconciliation Week
National Reconciliation Week 2018 will be celebrated in Broome with a free family and community festival featuring live music and performances, art and more at Male Oval on Fri 1 Jun from 4-10.30pm. The Broome Reconciliation Festival 2018 is being coordinated by the Shire of Broome and Yawuru, with funding support from Healthway.
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Funding boost for Broome events and tourism
More than $530,000 will be invested in Broome events, tourism and economic development projects in the coming year through Shire of Broome grant funding and support. The Shire will partner with 15 Broome organisations on a range of exciting projects through the new Economic, Events and Tourism Development Funding grants program and Tourism Administration Policy Funding grants program.
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Hunter St reconstruction underway
Hunter St is one of the main feeder roads in the light industrial area of Old Broome and now requires complete reconstruction to address the failing pavement and drainage issues. Roadline Civil Contractors has been engaged by the Shire of Broome to complete Stage 1 between Clementson St and Lucas St, with work starting on Monday 7 May.
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Beach laws accommodate dogs and horses
With the Broome Race Round kicking off on 2 June, laws requiring dogs to be kept on leashes at Cable Beach in the morning came into effect from 1 May. The section of Cable Beach near Gantheaume Pt and extending for 2km north of the beach access ramp is designated as a dog exercise area, but between 1 May and 31 August each year, from 5.30am to 10am on weekdays, dogs are required to be kept on a leash.
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Cable Beach reopened following jellyfish sting
Cable Beach has now been reopened for swimming following a sting by an irukandji jellyfish on Sunday 29 April. However, warning signs will remain in place and caution is advised.
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Keeping Broome safe from bushfires
Preventing bushfires is the responsibility of the whole Broome community, and property owners and occupiers have until 15 May to take action. The Broome Fire Hazard Reduction Notice has now been advertised, and letters and brochures posted to affected residents outlining their responsibilities including installing firebreaks and other fire mitigation measures.
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Key intersection to undergo major upgrade
One of Broome’s busiest intersections is set to undergo a major upgrade to improve safety, traffic flow and stormwater drainage. The intersection of Hamersley St and Napier Tce is a recognised traffic accident Black Spot, and following 12 accidents at the location between 2010 and 2014 a road safety audit was undertaken that recommended a roundabout intersection be built to address the issue.
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