Special Meeting of Council – December 21 2021

Published on 22 December 2021


The Shire of Broome called a Special Meeting of Council to take place on December 21.

All eight Councillors participated, with a number of time-sensitive items brought forward by officers before the January 2022 recess.

Coastal Protection measures at Cable Beach were once again considered, with a Council resolution made to discontinue exploring the potential use of exposed geotextile sand containers and additional exploration into a buried seawall as a potential option.

The chief executive officer has been charged with investigating this option, with a report and recommendation for Cable Beach foreshore protection options to be presented to Council in the future.

Council unanimously carried a resolution to amend the Tourism and Event Development Guidelines, with a funding round for appropriate organisations to be opened in the near future.

Finally, Council endorsed a motion to support the Broome Surf Life Saving Club in the redevelopment of their facility overlooking Cable Beach.

The Shire has supported the Club with $371,454 worth of funding and in-kind contributions, and has helped the Club secure a self-supporting loan to ensure the project proceeds.

Local contractor Colin Wilkinson Developments Pty Ltd has been selected as the preferred tenderer to undertake the work.

To read the minutes in full, click here.

The next Shire of Broome Ordinary Meeting of Council will take place on February 24 2022.

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