The proposal for a Casino has been on the burner for some time now, with many locals passionately against whilst many others think it will be the saviour for Broome’s economic growth. Here’s what some of our locals had to say Maryanne Martin If it does come to Broome, provided it is monitored properly, it …

The Yawuru Playground located in the new Palmer Road Development is an absolute disgrace.  Far from being a lovely little playground which I admit it could have been except for the disgusting behaviour of the anti-social behaviour of the few. As you can see from these photos, there is grafitti everywhere, there are used condoms …

The Kimberleys have long been touted as one the “last remaining wilderness in the world” and with good reason.  With so much of it still unexplored, mainly due to its inaccessibility, scientists and conservationists are still discovering new species in flora and fauna.  With a huge win for environmentalists last week where the Mitchell Falls …

A major win for environmentalists who have been lobbying hard for over 25 years to have the Mitchell Plateau listed as a National Park.  An agreement has been cancelled between the state and mining giants, Rio Tinto who have given up their rights to mine bauxite and Alcoa the right to refine aluminium on the …

Friday 12th September 2014 Broome experienced a huge tide today with a massive 10.2 metre high tide.  Culminating in the middle of the Shinju Matsuri Festival, there were plenty of game tourists who rolled up their pants and walked to the end of the old streeter’s jetty which was flooded. High tide at Streeters Jetty …

A bush fire raging out of control 40 km east of Broome, is burning both sides of the Great Northern Highway and has been exacerbated by strong easterly winds of 25 to 35 km/h, tending southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h expected this evening.ir-leasing.ru Similar winds are expected tomorrow. The bushfire is approximately 10 kilometres south …

Opportunists out for some fun! 22nd January 2014 – These kids took the opportunity to dive into their park, along with kayaks and squeals of laughter!  After 3 days of rain, this local park in 6 seasons turned into a mini lake.

Voting for the 2013 Broome Council Elections is open until 4pm on Friday, 18th October and 6pm on Saturday, 19th October at the Broome Shire Offices on the Cnr Weld and Haas Street. With so much at stake, including great swathes of land up for rezoning and mining, it is imperative that Broome residents have …

Should Broome Airport be moved?? What is the opinion of the Broome Community with regards to the re-location of the Broome Airport? How long have we held to the tradition of planes flying over Sun Pictures and having a laugh at tourists ducking for cover as planes flew overhead? With the addition of an onshore …

30th September 2013 – Broome has seen an unprecedented number of Black Kites gliding the wind currents in recent months.  According to Rick Else from the Broome Bird Observatory, he estimated a flock of over 1300 black kites hovering over the Broome Tip. Black Kites are opportunistic hunters and are arguably the most numerous species …

According to the Broome Shire, more money has been going out than coming in, resulting in a potential 8 million dollar deficit. Much of the blame has been cast on the significant costs of “hundreds of man hours” preparing documents and reports relating to the James Price Point proposed Gas Hub which has been dropped. …

Man stabbed in Broome 30th December, 2011 – Broome police and the Major Crime Squad have been knocking on doors asking the public whether they witnessed a man wearing only boxer shorts and a shirt walking the streets of Broome in the early hours of Christmas Day, after South Hedland man, Kristopher Dixon, 32, died …

Broome Protestor, George Bishop locks Woodside out 2nd October 2012 – Broome and the Kimberley interviewed Tegan Mossop regarding the latest lock-on by George Bishop who is attached to a 10 metre pole outside the Woodside Building in Broome. “We are dealing with a company, Woodside, who is corrupt. Some members of the Broome community …

8th February – Time Speeds up for Broome Residents According to ABC correspondent Robert Mailer who solved the mystery of clocks all over Broome gaining time, the answer was traced back to the power station. Australian household electricity is supplied as an alternating current where the polarity of the electricity switches from positive to negative …

29th January The “End of an Era” as Broome Crocodile Park closes its doors. After nearly 30 years, a final feeding tour gave the public the last glimpse of the park’s boarders toothy smiles before they are moved to the Wildlife Wilderness Park 16km outside town. Val Douglas was given the honour of closing the …

19th January – Crushed in a Broome Driveway. A Broome practice of sleeping outside to catch the breeze during the wet season has led 3 people to have been rushed to hospital with serious injuries after they were crushed by a car while sleeping in the driveway. At 1 a.m., a 4o-year-old woman was moving …

Browse LNG Project <img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-2181" title="James Price Point" src="http://www.broomeandthekimberley.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/JPP-300×201.jpg" alt="James Price Point" width="300" height="201" srcset="http://www.broomeandthekimberley.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/JPP-300×201.jpg 300w, http://www.broomeandthekimberley.com YOURURL.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/JPP.jpg 700w” sizes=”(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px” />23rd December – An interesting article in The Punch by Lyndon Schneiders .. “The gas project born in a cross-fire hurricane” Australia’s biggest proposed industrial development is looking on increasingly …

Compulsory Acquisition challenged! 6th December – Compulsory Acquisition of James Price Point by the WA Government Challenged and Won! Today a landmark ruling for Traditional Owners, Phillip Roe, (Goolarabooloo) and Jabbir Jabbir man, Neil McKenzie was handed down in the WA Supreme Court by Chief Justice, Wayne Martin. James Price Point, site of the proposed …

1st November – The Wet T Shirt competition is BACK! For 22 years the Roebuck Bay Hotel has held the infamous Wet T Shirt Competition attracting 100’s through its door every Thursday night. Last January, the Liquor Licensing Department revoked their license after a 16 year old teenager, visiting from the eastern states, won the …

Mining companies allocated massive volumes of water for free 26th October, 2011 – Water allocation finally being reviewed. Conservation Council of Western Australia’s, Director, Piers Verstegen said, “It is encouraging that the State Government have recognised the limitations of their current approach of ‘first come, first served’ water allocation, which is a major barrier to …

25th October – Coming under the category of unbelievable is the newest addition to the Environmental Protection Agency, Elizabeth Carr who was hand-picked by Environment Minister, Bill Marmion. Ms Carr held the position of Executive Director of the controversial Browse LNG project for the Department of State Development, from September 2009 until earlier this year. …

Gas Hub Protestor, Scott Daines perched 30 m up a coms tower 21st October – A big day for defenders of country. Scott Daines, a NSW man has scaled a 30 metre communications tower near James Price Point early this morning in protest over the proposed gas hub at James Price Point. Police efforts to …

21st October, 2011 – Broome residents gather outside Woodside Offices to present their Third Quarterly Report for 2011 to coincide with the release of Woodside’s third quarterly report. The Broome No Gas Campaigns report will detail the successes and outcomes of the campaign so far… AND .. Phillip Roe and Neil McKenzie’s, challenge against the …

Broome councillor vows to fight the Gas Hub 16th October, 2011 – Great News for a town that has been accused of being “racist” with the newly elected Aboriginal Councillors, Mark Manado and Anne Poelina who ran under the flag of “Nowhere Else but Here” and Philip Matsumo for the Dampier Ward. Elated Councillor, Mark …

Drill now Pay Later 10th October, 2011 – According to ACF’s Director of Strategic Ideas, Charles Berger, these tax breaks are estimated to cost Australian taxpayers $1.6 billion to $2 billion a year by 2018. “There are better ways of spending $2 billion than in handouts to highly profitable petroleum companies.  At a time when …

Broome Council 2011 Elections 5th October – Broome is gearing up for its local council elections on the 15th October, with many voters divided over the Gas Hub development. This election there are four positions are up for grabs, in the Broome Ward and one for the Dampier Ward. Candidates Broome Ward: CAMPBELL, Graeme – …

Government Agencies failing on mining policy audits 1st October, 2011 –  An interesting article in the Sydney Morning Herald – Fight to stop gas project targets Woodside’s Partners .. read more AND “Government Agencies failing on mining policy audits“. In an article from the Western Australian .. A raft of WA Government departments responsible for …

Labor MP Carol Martin called a “Toxic” Coconut 27th September – Labor MP Carol Martin called a “Toxic” Coconut .. “black on the outside, white on the inside and full of the milk of white man’s money”. Media has grabbed the story of a slanderous and racist letter written by a well known Broome weirdo …

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