Local Government

Halls Creek: Shire backflips on grog ban

Halls Creek shire is urging a rethink of existing takeaway alcohol restrictions.

The Shire CEO told the ABC the current system has caused an increase in grog running and cannabis use.

Council urges a re-introduction of takeaway sales, with regional drinker ID and a daily purchase limit.

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 Government, Halls Creek, Local Government, Police and courts Comments Off

Government move to take over fire fighting

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services is moving to take volunteer fire fighting away from local councils.

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 Local Government Comments Off

Halls Creek: New subdivision ‘not wanted’

Government MPs have refused to say if they support a proposed housing subdivision north of Halls Creek.

“Can you explain why Halls Creek should be considered for future urban development and how that would maintain an inter-urban break beyond some roadside visual amenity?” a local newspaper asked.

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Local councillors say the MPs have repeatedly ignored their wishes to leave the area left as it is.

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They are demanding the planning minister meets them before giving their approval to a town planning scheme, as they say the community does not want housing at that location.

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Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 Government, Halls Creek, Local Government Comments Off

SWEK: Commonwealth delays road repairs

Wyndham-East Kimberley shire is still waiting for Commonwealth funds to repair flood-damaged roads.

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Friday, March 28th, 2014 Business and finance, Government, Kununurra, Local Government, Wyndham Comments Off

Kennedy Hill: Shire delays demolition

Broome shire has decided to delay a decision to bulldoze four houses at Kennedy Hill til next month.

The housing department has boarded up two houses and found a house for one of the families.

The shire had threatened to sue the department to recover demolition costs.

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Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 Broome, Government, Local Government, Police and courts Comments Off

Broome: Water park closed

The water park at Town Beach is closed for renovations til 22 April.

Broome Shire colourYou can read a shire media release here:

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Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 Broome, Local Government Comments Off

Shires renew waste contracts

Three Kimberley shires are believed to be renewing waste management contracts with the company Tox Free.

They are Wyndham-East Kimberley, Derby-West Kimberley and Broome.

They are said to be renewed for a five-year period.

The West Australian [read this story]

 

Broome: Shire threat to demolish ‘third world’ houses

Broome shire has given Kennedy Hill’s Aboriginal community 14 days to repair several run down houses.

At least three, described as “worse than third world”, have been without running water since 2010.

The shire will demolish the homes and sue the Mallingbarr Aboriginal Corporation and Aboriginal Lands Trust for costs.

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Thursday, March 13th, 2014 Broome, Environment, Local Government Comments Off
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