Cable Beach

Sandfire: Road block nets stolen ute driver.

Police say a man stole a ute from a resort at Cable Beach yesterday morning.

After several high-speed pursuits they arrested him at Sandfire Roadhouse about eight hours later.

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Saturday, August 30th, 2014 Broome, 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

Broome: Royalties support beach polo

This weekend’s beach polo tournament is partly funded by the WA government’s Royalties for Regions program.

You can read a media release here:

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Sunday, May 25th, 2014 Broome, Government Comments Off

Croc closes Cable Beach

A 3.5 metreĀ  crocodile closed Cable Beach to swimmers over the weekend.

Courtesy DEC

Courtesy DEC

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Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 Broome, Environment, Local Government Comments Off

Cable Beach: Camel licence appeal fails

The camel rides operator who appealed against the loss of his operating license has lost his appeal.

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Thursday, February 6th, 2014 Business and finance, Local Government, Police and courts Comments Off

Cable Beach: Camel operator appeals licence

A well-known camel rides operator is appealing a shire decision to award 10-year licenses to three other operators.

Cable Beach camels in 2003. Photo: Nachoman - au, Wikimedia.

Cable Beach camels in 2003. Photo: Nachoman – au, Wikimedia.

Ships of the Desert was not awarded a license last year.

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Ships of the Desert was the original camel rides operator at Cable Beach.

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Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 Broome, Business and finance, Local Government, Police and courts Comments Off

Cable Beach: Yawuru people develop housing land

Yawuru people are subdividing new housing land for sale on the open market.

They acquired the parcel of land as part of the local native title settlement.

They intend to sell about 45 blocks next year.

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Thursday, November 7th, 2013 Aboriginal, Broome Comments Off

Cable Beach: Turtle nursed to health and released

A flatback turtle found near Fremantle has been released at Cable Beach.

Turtle on Cable Beach

Turtle on Cable Beach

The juvenile turtle, which was in poor health, has been rehabilitated at the WA Aquarium.

It has been fitted with a satellite tracking device.

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Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 Broome, Environment Comments Off
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