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Shire support for economic and community initiatives
The Shire of Broome has launched a re-vamped sponsorship funding program to partner with the town’s organisations, events and community groups on initiatives that will help build the local community and economy. Applications opened this week and can be received until Friday 16 March 2018.
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Family fun for Australia Day 2018
Australia Day 2018 will be celebrated in Broome with a bigger, better community breakfast and family fun day at Town Beach. The alcohol-free event happens on Friday 26 January from 8am to 1pm and includes a community breakfast, live music, children’s activities, an Australian Citizenship Ceremony featuring 30 Broome people from 10 different countries, and presentation of the Community Citizen of the Year Awards.
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‘Fight the Bite’ as mosquito numbers start to rise
Heavy rainfall accompanying TC Hilda and Joyce has provided ideal conditions for mosquitoes to breed and the community is being urged to help control them.Shire of Broome Manager Health, Emergency and Rangers, Ty Matson, said the community also had a vital part to play in stopping mosquitoes breeding by removing any pooling water from their properties.
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Membership call for economic development committee
Nominations are being sought from the community for four positions on the Shire of Broome’s Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC). Broome Shire President, Harold Tracey, says the EDAC plays an important role in advising Council and the Shire on economic development in Broome.
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Have your say on the future of our local libraries
The WA Government is aiming to modernise our State's public library system to better meet the diverse and evolving needs of the community and is seeking the community's input. The WA Public Library Strategy outlines five priority actions over the next four years
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Accolade for Cable Beach Foreshore Master Plan
The Cable Beach Foreshore Master Plan has been recognised with a commendation at the 2017 Planning Institute of Australia WA Awards for Planning Excellence. The award was presented to the Shire of Broome and consultant UDLA in the Best Planning Ideas – Small Project category.
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Be responsible on Cable Beach over Christmas break
Shire of Broome Rangers are increasing their presence on Cable Beach over the Christmas break to encourage safety and responsibility. Vehicles, dogs, littering and fires will all be targeted by Rangers to minimise conflict between our various beach users.
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New accessible facility under construction
A new ‘Changing Places’ facility for people with a disability is now under construction at Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre. Shire Manager Sport and Recreation, Casey Zepnick, says Changing Places are secure, clean facilities for people with a disability who need space and assistance to use the bathroom when out and about in the community.
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Teamwork on show to rehabilitate bushland
It’s been an exercise in team work as a range of organisations have come together to restore a former quarry site in Broome. The project at the former sand pit quarry on Port Dve is facilitated by the Kimberley Nature Project at Environs Kimberley and is funded through a Federal Government 20 Million Trees Grant.
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CCTV provides a boost for community safety
Broome’s new CCTV network is already delivering results and helping Police in a range of investigations. Installation was completed recently of 24 digital CCTV security cameras at key locations for combating crime and antisocial behaviour including Carnarvon St, Dampier Tce, Male Oval and Town Beach.
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