The Shire has three vacancies in the Broome Ward and one in the Dampier Ward in this year’s election, which will be held on Saturday, October 16. For more information on becoming a Shire Councillor, click below:
The Shire of Broome is acutely aware that a shortage of rental properties and accommodation options in our town is adding undue stress to residents and visitors – and is committed to being part of the solution. For more information, click below:
Housing in the Shire of Broome FAQs
With continued concerns over COVID-19, the Shire of Broome is endeavouring to keep the community updated with the latest news. For more information click below:
To further assist in understanding Residential fencing requirements, we have produced a general information handout regarding Fencing in Residential Areas(PDF, 128KB) .
The Building Commission answers more than 600 telephone calls each month on dividing fence issues. This number has been constant for some time and reflects a significant need within the community for clear information and advice about people's legal rights and responsibilities in relation to dividing fences.
The Building Commission have developed a booklet titled "Dividing Fences - Rights and Responsibilities" which is the Department's response to that demonstrated need. In clear and simple language, it explains the rights and responsibilities of property owners and occupiers under the Dividing Fences Act 1961. A link to the relevant section of the Building Commission website is provided in the related information section below.