Review of Wards and Representation

The Shire of Broome is conducting a review of its wards and representation and invites public participation in the review.

Shire councillors endorsed a motion to undertake the review at a Special Council Meeting on October 6, with ward boundaries and the number of offices of councillor for each ward to be reviewed.

At the moment, the Shire of Broome has nine elected councillors, split across two wards – seven representing the Broome Ward and two representing the Dampier Ward. To see Broome's current elected members, click here.

In line with WA State Government recommendations, Councils are being encouraged to assess their wards and jurisdictions to ensure a fair representation for residents.

During the consultation period, information will be presented to residents across a number of platforms and avenues, while there will also be extensive consultation with our Aboriginal residents and communities.

After this period, councillors will consider the public submissions and feedback, before providing a report to the Local Government Advisory Board for its consideration. 

To assist in the six-week review, a discussion paper outlining the current situation and possible options has been prepared and can be read here(PDF, 1MB).

To lodge a submission, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page. Printed copies are available from the Shire of Broome Administration Office and can be returned to:

 Public submissions close at 4pm on Friday, November 27, 2020.

For further information please contact Darren Kennedy at the Shire of Broome on 9191 3456.