Dampier Peninsula: Army construction team moves in

Soldiers are up in the Dampier Peninsula’s four main communities carrying out construction and other work.

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The army chooses a different remote location with Aboriginal communities for its activities every year.

It provides the community with training and infrastructure, while providing the army with the opportunity to prove its engineering skills in the field.

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Monday, July 2nd, 2012 Aboriginal, Government Comments Off

Dampier Peninsula: Push to regulate visitor movements

Dampier Peninsula communities are meeting in a bid to regulate visitor traffic.

The ABC says they are considering forming their own shire.

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Thursday, April 19th, 2012 Aboriginal, Broome, Local Government Comments Off

Lombardina: Army construction corps coming

The Army Construction Corps will be at Lombardina this dry season.

They will be building a family and child centre, staff accommodation and houses for the community.

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Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 Government Comments Off

Lombardina: School attendance up 50%

A woman at Djarindjin-Lombardina has boosted school attendance from 60% to 90% in the remote community.

Michelle Cox, who began as a volunteer truancy officer last year, is now paid to visit truanting children and take them to school.

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Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 Uncategorized Comments Off

Djarindjin: Shire condemns two houses

Broome shire has condemned two houses after children were found sleeping on mattresses floating in sewage-contaminated water.

The houses are at Djarinjin community, adjacent to Lombardina on the Dampier Peninsula.

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Monday, February 21st, 2011 Aboriginal, Broome, Government, Local Government 128 Comments

Ex-tropical cyclone Carlos update

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Ex-tropical cyclone Carlos has crossed the Kimberley coast near Lombardina and is heading west.

Gale-force winds are expected to develop from Cape Leveque south to the De Grey as the system re-develops into a cyclone and tracks to the south and west.

You can read the Bureau of Meteorology advice if you click here.

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Monday, February 21st, 2011 Broome, Environment 117 Comments
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