Welcome to the Shire of Broome
2015 Shire of Broome- Local Government Elections
Broome Shire Council elections will be held Saturday 17 October 2015. Local Government elections play an important role in our democratic system and are an excellent opportunity to contribute to, and be involved in your community.
The Shire of Broome has nine elected members representing two wards; Broome and Dampier. Ordinary Local Government elections are held on the third Saturday in October every two years, with at least half the Councillors’ terms finishing at each election.
Election Candidate Information
Candidates for the 2015 Local Government Election for the Shire of Broome are listed in the order they will appear on the ballot paper, as drawn at random by the WA Electoral Commission Returning Officer. Candidate profiles can be viewed on the Shire of Broome noticeboard at the Council Administration Office, cnr Weld and Haas St, Broome, or online at the WAEC website here.
|Vacancies x 5 (4 x 4-year terms expiring 19 Oct 2019 and 1 x 2-year term expiring 21 Oct 2017)|
|RUDEFORTH, Bruce Jnr|
|JOHNSTON, Ron Sos|
|Vacancy x 1 – (1 x 4-year term expiring 19 Oct 2019)|
Early voting is available until 4pm Friday 16 October 2015.
EARLY VOTING CENTRE:
Shire of Broome Cnr Weld & Haas Streets BROOME
REMOTE EARLY VOTING CENTRES:
Bidyadanga (La Grange) Community BROOME
Tuesday 13 October – 9am to 12.30pm
Djarindjin Community BROOME
Thursday 15 October – 10am to 12.30pm
Beagle Bay Community BROOME
Wednesday 14 October – 10am to 12.30pm
One Arm Point Community BROOME
Wednesday 14 October – 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Lombadina Community BROOME WA
Thursday 15 October – 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Vote at the chief polling place on election day between 8am and 6pm
CHIEF POLLING PLACE:
Shire of Broome Cnr Weld and Haas St BROOME
THE COUNT OF VOTES will commence at 6pm at the Chief Polling Place listed above.
Mob: 0467 803 631
More information - Election Information
Shire of Broome Rates 2015-16
The Shire of Broome has now issued Rates Notices to property owners for 2015-16. The Shire collects rates to fund a wide range of services including maintaining roads and footpaths, parks and gardens, ovals and sporting facilities, rubbish collection, Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre, Broome Public Library, Broome Civic Centre, and new projects including Chinatown Revitalisation, BRAC renewal, and cemetery upgrades.
Rates are the contribution each property owner makes to improving services and facilities in the Shire. For more information about how your rates are calculated and where the money is spent click here.
Chinatown Stakeholder and Community Reference Group
The Shire of Broome is seeking expressions of interest from community members to be appointed to the Chinatown Stakeholder and Community Reference Group.
This reference group provides input and feedback to the Project Team and Council on matters relating to the proposed Chinatown Revitalisation project.
Nominations are sought for vacancies in the following areas:
1x Chinatown Trader
2x Chinatown Landowners
4x Community Representatives
Expression of Interest forms are available at the link below or the Shire Administration Office, 27 Weld St Broome.
Expressions of Interest may be made in writing and submitted to the Chief Executive Officer, PO Box 44 Broome WA 6725, or via on or before COB Friday 25 September 2015.
Community views sought on Broome Cemetery Draft Master Plan
Public submissions are being sought on the Broome Cemetery Draft Master Plan outlining the proposed projects and expansion of the Broome Cemetery, and will be accepted until 1 October 2015.
A copy of the Draft Master Plan can be viewed at the link below or at the Shire Administration.
Community feedback sought on Roebuck Bay Caravan Park Redevelopment
The current lease for the Roebuck Bay Caravan Park expires in December 2017.
Council has resolved to undertake a public tender process to select the lessee beyond the expiration of the current lease term.
As part of the new lease, Council would like to see the park redeveloped commensurate with its iconic location.
Council has previously engaged consultancy company Brighthouse to prepare a redevelopment master plan for the site. This report is designed to be a guide for the redevelopment, Council however is not supportive of every aspect of the proposed schedule of works.
Prior to undertaking the tender process, Council wants to hear the views of industry and the community regarding the redevelopment of the site. Council can then determine the aspects of this feedback to be incorporated into the vision for the park and tender information. It is this engagement which is the subject of this community engagement plan.
A copy of the Brighthouse Report, together with a Submission Form, are available below.
Submissions will be received until COB on 28 October 2015.
Submissions should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer and mailed to PO Box 44 Broome WA 6725; or alternatively or handed in to the Shire Administration office on Weld Street.
New Broome prospectus to attract investment
A new Inward Investment Prospectus that promises to be a key tool for attracting investment to Broome is now being distributed.
It follows the release late in 2014 of the highly successful Shire of Broome Economic Profile, and the Shire's recent selection by the State as a Regional Growth Centre.
Shire of Broome CEO, Kenn Donohoe, said the Inward Investment Prospectus allowed Broome to actively market the region's investment opportunities to local, national and international investors, and positioned the Shire at the forefront of economic development.
Hard copies of the new prospectus have been distributed to stakeholders and it is available online at the link below.
More recycling and re-use at Waste Management Facility
The Shire has introduced a new drop-off area at the Waste Management Facility on Buckleys Rd to ensure more of Broome's waste is recycled.
The drop-off area has three main benefits: increasing the amount of waste separated; reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill, and; improving safety at the landfill.
Shire Waste Co-ordinator, Jeremy Hall, says residents and businesses depositing small loads will no longer need to access the landfill site and will be directed to the drop-off area where they can separate waste into different streams.