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Celebrate Australia Day in Broome
Australia Day will be celebrated in Broome with the annual community breakfast at Town Beach. Broome’s hardworking Lions, Lioness, and Rotary Clubs, and Roebuck Lodge will again host the event from 8-10am on Sat 26 Jan, cooking and selling breakfast for $2.
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Funding help for community groups and events
Broome community groups and events that would benefit from funding assistance are encouraged to apply for the latest round of community sponsorship grants. Applications open Tues 15 Jan for the latest funding round and will be accepted until Fri 15 Mar.
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YAC celebrates a year of achievements
The Shire of Broome Youth Advisory Council (YAC) has held its final meeting for 2018 and celebrated a range of highlights and achievements.
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Be prepared this Cyclone Season
Cyclone Season extends from 1 November to 30 April and there are some important measures the community must take.
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Cable Beach lifeguard season concludes
Lifeguard patrols on Broome’s world-famous Cable Beach wrapped up at the weekend following a busy 2018 season. Patrols ran from Fri 30 Mar to Sun 28 Oct, with Surf Life Saving WA lifeguards on the beach each day between 9am and 4.30pm.
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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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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 under construction
Construction is 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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