Gibb River Road

Bell Gorge: Cliff rescue

SES volunteers and DFES staff rescued a 55-year-old man from a cliff at Bell Gorge today.

DFESA helicopter took him to Broome hospital.

You can read DFES’ statement here:

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Monday, July 21st, 2014 Police and courts Comments Off

Canning Basin: Seismic survey begins

A major seismic survey of the Canning Basin is starting this week.

Trucks will be moving slowly from a point north of Port Hedland, through Broome and up the Gibb River Road.

It will take them two months to obtain data from the full 700-kilometre stretch of road.

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Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 Broome, Oil and gas Comments Off

Prescribed burn

DPaW is burning the bush 170 kilometres east northeast of Derby.

You can read a statement here:

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Thursday, April 17th, 2014 Environment Comments Off

Derby: DAHS ladies enter Gibb Bike Challenge

A group describing themselves as “six fat chicks” are entering this year’s Gibb River Cycle Challenge.

They are Derby Aboriginal Health  Service staff.

Fundrazr.com [go to website]

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Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 Derby Comments Off

Point Torment: Bushfire advice

A bushfire is burning on the eastern side of Point Torment Road.

DFESThe fire is no longer threatening the Gibb River Road.

Point Torment Road (15 kilometres east of Derby) is closed.

You can read DFES’ advice here:

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Thursday, October 31st, 2013 Derby, Environment Comments Off

Ellenbrae: Bushfire advice

A bushfire at Ellenbrae Station has flared up again.

DFESThe fire is burning about five kilometres north of the Gibb River Road between Kalumburu turnoff and Karunjie Rd.

You can read DFES’ advice here:

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Friday, October 11th, 2013 Environment Comments Off

Bushfire closes Gibb River Road

Gibb River Road is closed between Mount Barnett and Home Valley Station, due to fire.

DFESYou can read DFES’s advice here:

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Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 Environment Comments Off

Gibb River Road: Bushfire advice

A bushfire is burning at Home Valley and Ellenbrae Stations.

DFESIt is burning two kilometres north of the Gibb River Road, between Kalumburu Road and Home Valley Station.

You can read DFES’ advice here:

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Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 Environment Comments Off
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