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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.
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.
‘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.
Cyclone Recovery update 15 January 2018
The Waste Management Facility on Buckley’s Rd is now OPEN. Cape Leveque Rd is also now OPEN to 4WD vehicles under 4 tonnes, but all other unsealed roads in the Shire of Broome remain CLOSED to all traffic.
TC Hilda recovery update
Significant inroads have been made but clean-up efforts are continuing in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Hilda. Broome Shire President, Harold Tracey, says Shire staff have worked tirelessly in difficult conditions to clean up the town and ensure the community’s safety, and their efforts are greatly appreciated.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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