Broome: Special Yawuru house blocks for sale

Yawuru people have the opportunity to purchase several housing blocks in the new Birragun Buru sub division.

There will be information sessions in Broome tomorrow and next week.

Yawuru.com [go to website]

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Monday, May 19th, 2014 Aboriginal, Broome 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.

ABC [read this story]

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

Wangkatjungka: Fear of decaying asbestos buildings

Wankatjungka community has asked the housing department to remove two decaying asbestos buildings next to a playground.

The Department has said it will remove the buildings if the land is used for new housing.

ABC [read this story]

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Thursday, April 10th, 2014 Environment, Government Comments Off

Derby: Arsonist jailed

Eugene Skinner, 41, copped more than two years’ jail for burning down the government house he rented.

ABC [read this story]


Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 Derby, Police and courts 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.

Noosa News [read this story]

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

Sunshine Coast Daily [read this story]

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.

Sunshine Coast Daily [read this story]

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Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 Government, Halls Creek, Local Government 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.

ABC [read this story]

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

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.

ABC [read this story]

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

Halls Creek: Call for Aboriginal community panel

Wunan chairman Ian Trust is calling for a community panel with statutory powers for Halls Creek.

He said his organisation would like the panel to have powers to punish community members who did not pay rent or send their kids to school.

This is seen as a pilot program – once it succeeded it would then be copied in other communities.

The West Australian [read this story]

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Monday, February 24th, 2014 Aboriginal, Government, Halls Creek Comments Off
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