Local Government

Broome: New deputy shire president

Harold Tracey is Broome’s new Deputy Shire President.

Broome shire officeHe replaces Jenny Bloom, who resigned from council last week.

The shire has also voted not to hold a by-election for Ms Bloom’s former seat, leaving it vacant until next year’s elections.

You can read a shire media release here:

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Friday, October 24th, 2014 Broome, Local Government Comments Off

Broome: Shire councillor resigns

Cr Jenny Bloom has resigned from her position on Broome Shire Council.

Jenny Bloom

Jenny Bloom

She has been a councillor for five years, and had one year left of her term of office.

You can read a shire media release here:

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Thursday, October 16th, 2014 Broome, Local Government, People Comments Off

Halls Creek: Shire to present Tanami track upgrade business case

Halls Creek shire is about to present its case to the body that advises governments on infrastructure developments.

The Tanami Track in the wet season

The Tanami Track in the wet season

The shire has been lobbying for many years to have the Tanami Road upgraded to bitumen.

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Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 Business and finance, Government, Halls Creek, Local Government Comments Off

Kununurra: Rolf Harris plaque stolen

Someone has stolen a plaque from one of the celebrity trees in Kununurra’s Celebrity Tree Park.

Council was due to vote this week on whether to keep or remove the plaque after Harris’ UK sexual abuse conviction.

Trees planted by former Premier Brian Burke and former PM Julia Gillard have also been damaged or uprooted.

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Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 Kununurra, Local Government, Police and courts Comments Off

Cable Beach: Croc sighting

Broome shire has closed Cable Beach to swimmers.

Courtesy DEC

Courtesy DPaW

A shire spokesman issued this statement:

“Cable Beach near Gantheaume Pt has been closed to swimmers following a confirmed sighting of a crocodile about 2.5m long and 20m offshore, midway between Cable Beach and Gantheaume Pt and heading south.

“Shire Rangers and DPaW officers are monitoring, and any enquiries should be made to DPaW.”

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Monday, June 30th, 2014 Broome, Environment, Local Government Comments Off

Mark McGowan on Royalties for Regions

Mark McGowan says the government has not spent the promised 25 percent of mining royalties on regional WA.

Mark McGowan

Mark McGowan

The opposition leader says only about three quarters the promised Royalties for Regions money has in fact been spent on the regions.

“Over the next four years, the percentage of mining royalties being spent in regional WA will drop further to only 12.5 per cent,” Mr McGowan said.

You can read his statement here:

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Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 Business and finance, Government, Local Government, Opinion Comments Off

Kununurra: Shire blitz on unregistered pets

Shire rangers are visiting homes in Kununurra warning residents about unregistered cats and dogs.

Rangers are impounding more than 60 every month, and most are destroyed.

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Sunday, May 4th, 2014 Kununurra, Local Government Comments Off

Broome: Shire losing patience on Kennedy Hill houses

Broome shire has extended a deadline to demolish or repair derelict houses by a fortnight.

If work has not commenced at the end of this time the shire intends to sue Mallingbar Aboriginal Corporation and the State Government for $100,000 demolition costs.

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Sunday, May 4th, 2014 Broome, Government, Local Government Comments Off
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