Attachments To Agenda Items

 

 

 

FOR THE

 

Special Meeting of Council

 

19 January, 2016


SHIRE OF BROOME

Special Meeting of Council

19 January 2016

 Attachments To Agenda Items

 

             

6.1.1      DRAFT YOUTH FRAMEWORK FOR THE SHIRE OF BROOME

Attachment 1      Draft Youth Framework 0116                                                      2

6.1.2      LEASE DISPOSAL FOR THE FORMER BROOME ENTERPRISE CENTRE

Attachment 1      Location Map                                                                             37

Attachment 2      Offer To Lease                                                                            38

6.2.1      TENDER 15/05 PROVISION OF SECURITY SERVICES

Attachment 2      Scope of Works                                                                          40

6.2.2      BROOME AS A REGIONAL GROWTH CENTRE - FINAL PROJECT PLAN

Attachment 1      REGIONAL GROWTH CENTRE FINAL PROJECT PLAN             43

6.2.3      REVIEW OF LOCAL PLANNING POLICY 8.20 - PROVISION OF PUBLIC ART

Attachment 1      Attachment 1 - LPP 8.20 - Provision of Public Art               102                         


Item 6.1.1 - DRAFT YOUTH FRAMEWORK FOR THE SHIRE OF BROOME

Draft Youth Framework 0116

 

 

 

 

 

 

It Starts with You

(or some other catchy tag line!)

 

Shire of Broome Youth Engagement Framework

2016-2018 (TBA – timing to be aligned with SCP and CBP review)

 


 

Introduction from Shire President

It Starts With You - Youth Engagement Framework is the Shire of Broome’s commitment to young people in the Broome region. For the first time, a whole of community, structured framework has been developed to guide the Shire of Broome’s involvement in youth services and ensure the needs of young people are formally considered in future planning.

Council has a leadership role in understanding and responding to the needs of young people in our community and representing their interests to other spheres of Government and the broader community.

The Shire of Broome values, supports and respects our young people. We recognise the important role young people play in the social, economic and cultural life of Broome. We acknowledge young people’s right to participate in local matters and recognise the need to support their involvement in decision making and future planning for the Broome region.

An exciting and very significant outcome of this framework is the Shire’s commitment to establishing a Youth Advisory Council (YAC) for the Shire of Broome. Council looks forward to working with the YAC to ensure young people have a say on the issues that matter to them and make a real impact on the Shire’s planning and decision making processes.


 

Background

It Starts With You - Youth Engagement Framework provides strategic direction for the Shire of Broome to guide our involvement in youth services in the region. This is the first time the Shire of Broome has taken a strategic approach to the way we engage with and support the needs of Broome youth.

(the following information to be represented as infographics)

          XXX young people aged 12 to 25 live in the Shire of Broome, representing XXX of the total population.

          XX % of young people in the Shire of Broome are engaged in education, training or employment

          XX % of young people in the Shire of Broome are Aboriginal

The Broome region has a young population with the median age for Aboriginal people being 23 and 32 for non-Aboriginal people. Young people are a vibrant and vital part of the Broome community and have an important role in social, cultural, economic and community life. It is important that we provide support and opportunities for young people to achieve their goals and reach their full potential as well as respecting and acknowledging their role in the Broome community.

Why have a youth framework?

The Shire of Broome has an ongoing commitment to young people, however until now there has been no strategy to guide this commitment. The framework will assist the Shire to plan and develop services and facilities which best meed the needs of the community and will ensure resources are used effectively. The framework formalises the Shire of Broome’s commitment to young people and acknowledges young peoples’ right to have a say in the issues that matter to them.

Development of the framework

The Shire of Broome, community partners and other stakeholders have conducted numerous consultations, needs analyses and research with the community in recent years to understand the needs of the community, identify strengths and gaps that exist and assist in planning for the future.

In 2012 – 2013 the Shire of Broome conducted the Broome 2040 visioning project which informed the development of the Shire of Broome Strategic Community Plan 2015-2025. The project was the most extensive gathering of community views ever undertaken by the Shire, using a wide range of techniques and technology including online surveys, workshops, and community champions as well as input from a youth forum held by the Shire in April 2013.

Other key stakeholders in the region have also conducted valuable research, consultation and analyses. Following the 2012 West Kimberley Youth Sector Conference (WKYSC) the WKYSC Working Party developed the Youth Strategy 2014-2016 to provide strategic direction for the youth sector of the West Kimberley. A diverse range of young people aged 12 to 25 years as well as youth service providers from across the West Kimberley were consulted through surveys, discussions and a service mapping exercise. Furthermore, the Kimberley Regional Collaborative Group (comprising the four Local Government Authorities in the Kimberley Region) is currently developing a Kimberley Regional Strategy and has consulted with a diverse range of young people, service providers and Local Government stakeholders. The consultation findings, analyses and recommendations from these documents have been closely examined and form a key part of the research that has informed the development of the Shire of Broome’s It Starts With You – Youth Engagement Framework.

Analyses of the existing consultation findings, research and recommendations provided an informed place to start the consultation process with a solid understanding of ‘what we already know’. Equipped with this information the Shire of Broome consulted with key stakeholders including youth service providers, community members who work closely with young people, families and of course, young people themselves. Consultation methods were designed to be interactive and stimulate discussion and included workshops, forum discussions, and brainstorming. Some consultation was conducted in formal settings and some in more youth friendly settings including Broome Senior High School, Broome Residential College and at several youth events.

How will the framework make an impact?

Under the Local Government’s mandatory Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework the Shire of Broome’s service delivery to the community is guided by two key documents:

·        Strategic Community Plan

·        Corporate Business Plan

 The Strategic Community Plan is a high level document that reflects the long term (10+ year) community and local government aspirations and priorities. The Corporate Business Plan activates the Strategic Community Plan by setting out the short to medium term priorities to achieve the objectives and aspirations of the community.

Importantly, these guiding plans are informed by several other key strategy documents. The It Starts with You – Youth Engagement Framework is one of these documents and aligns closely with other informing strategies including the Sport and Recreation Framework, Public Art Masterplan and Disability Access and Inclusion Plan.

 

Framework Summary

It Starts With You – Youth Engagement Framework sets out the key priorities for young people in Broome and illustrates a vision of the outcomes and opportunities for young people in Broome. The framework outlines strategies for the Shire of Broome to work with community partners, key stakeholders and young people to achieve this vision.

Contextual information from analysis of the research and consultation findings has been provided with examples of what is already happening within each of the priority areas.

Priority Areas

Through consultation and research 10 key priorities for young people in Broome were identified and form the basis of the framework:

1.       Recreation and Leisure

2.       Events and Entertainment

3.       Education, Training and Employment

4.       A Voice for Youth

5.       Community Participation and Leadership

6.       Health and Wellbeing

7.       Alcohol and Other Drugs

8.       Safety

9.       Accommodation and Transport

10.     Youth Service Coordination

11.    

1. Recreation and Leisure

Vision

Young people have access to a variety of recreation facilities and leisure activities as well safe, youth friendly spaces where they can ‘hang out’ and participate in programs and events.

Context

Sport, recreation and leisure opportunities are a high priority for young people. Young people in Broome continue to tell us that they need ‘more things to do’. Young people need access to a range of regular physical, cultural, educational and artistic activities to keep them engaged and stimulated.

It is important for young people to have access to safe, youth friendly spaces where they feel welcome and belong. After school and on the weekend, young people congregate in the shopping centre and in Chinatown which is perceived negatively by community members who sometimes feel threatened. This is not a welcoming or engaging environment for young people.

Young people also spend time at the skate park and recreation centre which are both welcoming youth spaces, although the skate park is in need of upgrade and repair.

The Drop In Centre is open some afternoons and Friday and Saturday nights and is usually well attended. However, some young people see this as a place for at risk youth only.

Strategy

1.1     Provide and maintain a variety of recreation facilities for young people that enable sporting, cultural, and social activities.

1.2     Support programs, activities and events that activate youth spaces and encourage the use of public space for youth activities.

1.3     Promote and support the provision of inclusive and accessible youth spaces where young people have a sense of ownership and feel safe and welcome.

What is already happening?

Kidsport program, sporting clubs, Broome PCYC programs and activities, Garnduwa sports programs, Broome Youth and Families Hub Drop In Centre, Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre(BRAC), Broome skate park


 

2. Events and Entertainment

Vision

A variety of events and entertainment opportunities are available that include or cater specifically for young people in Broome.

Context

The Broome region is host to a variety of events during the busy tourist season. It is important that these events are inclusive and accessible for young people.

Young people crave entertainment and tell us that there is not enough for them to do in Broome. They have told us that they would like to see more events for young people and in particular they want underage and alcohol free music events.

Strategy

2.1     Facilitate, support and promote a range music, arts, sporting and cultural projects and events involving young people.

2.2     Coordinate and support a program of events and activities in celebration of National Youth Week each year.

2.3     Provide support, guidance and resources to the Youth Advisory Council to plan and run events and activities for their peers.

2.4     Provide advice and support to event organisers in Broome to encourage them to involve young people in their events

What is already happening?

National Youth Week events, school holiday activities, live performances at the Broome Civic Centre, indoor and outdoor cinema, Discos and Chilling Space at the Drop In Centre.

 


 

3. Education, Training and Employment

Vision

Broome youth have access to a range of quality and flexible education and training opportunities which engage and support them to prepare for the workforce.

Young people are supported to gain meaningful employment which helps them to achieve financial independence and job satisfaction and make a valuable contribution to the community.

Context

Young people identified training and employment opportunities as being an important factor for their long term health and wellbeing.

Many young people are not able to access education and employment close to home and need to either travel into Broome from remote communities or leave the region to pursue education and employment opportunities. Support in the areas of travel, accommodation, life skills and study methods is required for young people to access education, training and employment opportunities.

Support for disengaged and at-risk youth to engage in education, training and employment has been identified as a priority.

Strategy

3.1     Establish partnerships with schools, education providers and employers to encourage service coordination and maximise opportunities for young people to pursue study and find employment.

3.2     Promote and provide work experience and employment opportunities for young people.

3.3     Establish partnerships with service providers to support young people to pursue education and employment opportunities away from home within the Broome region and beyond.

3.4     Support programs that provide support and flexible learning/working options to engage at risk and disengaged youth in education, training and employment.

What is already happening?

Transition support such as Workforce Development Centre, Employment services, in school transition support and vocational training programs, supported accommodation and boarding facilities, alternative learning programs (Broome Girls Academy and PCYC), Kimberley Training Institute and University of Notre Dame.

 


4. A Voice for Youth

Vision

Young people have a say about the issues that affect them and are empowered to make a meaningful contribution to decision making and future planning in their community.

Context

Local Government has a responsibility to understand and respond to the needs of young people in the community, and in order for this to happen young people must have the opportunity be heard. Young people have an important role to play in the social, economic and community life in Broome and they have the right to participate in decision making around issues that affect them.

Young people tell us that it is important for them to feel represented by their government and be included in decisions that affect them. 

Engagement with young people must be meaningful and genuinely considered in the decision making process. Token gestures are easily identified as such and only damage young peoples’ trust in the organisation or project.

Strategy

4.1     Establish Youth Advisory Council for the Shire of Broome with membership representing the cultural, social and economic diversity of Broome youth.

4.2     Facilitate opportunities for young people to provide meaningful input into the Council decision making processes.

4.3     Integrate strategies to genuinely engage young people in all relevant community engagement and consultation conducted by the Shire of Broome

What is already happening?

High School Student Councils, Yawuru Youth Steering Committee, headspace Youth Reference Group, Shire of Broome Community Engagement Framework.

 


 

5. Community Participation and Leadership

Vision

Young are encouraged and supported to develop skills and capacity to act as role models and leaders in their community.

Young people are active members of the Broome Community and make a valuable contribution to civic life.

Context

Young people are a vital and vibrant part of the Broome community and participate in community life in a range of ways including, volunteering, employment, participation in sporting clubs, school activities, membership in community groups and committees and social activities.

With support and guidance young people have great potential to act as leaders and role models in the community.

Strategy

5.1     Establish partnerships with community organisations and local business to facilitate opportunities for Youth Advisory Council members and other young people to contribute to and participate in community projects and events.

5.2     Promote and support programs and initiatives in Broome that build skills and increase capacity for young people to act as role models and leaders in the community.

5.3     Identify young leaders and encourage and support them to pursue leadership development opportunities outside of Broome and to represent Broome youth at regional, state and national levels.

5.4     Establish partnerships to facilitate mentoring opportunities for Youth Advisory Council members and other young people.

What is already happening?

Existing youth leadership programs include Kimberley Girl, Aanja, ICEA, Clontarf, Broome Girls Academy, Garnduwa leadership camps, and the Broome Sports Association’s Talent Development Program.

Young people participate in a range of community projects and are involved with various community groups as volunteers, committee members and participants.


 

6. Health and Wellbeing

Vision

Young people have access to the information, support and services they need to be healthy, happy and well and are empowered to make positive informed choices about their health and wellbeing. 

Context

Health and wellbeing are integral to long term positive outcomes for young people.

Health and wellbeing incorporates a wide range of factors including physical health, mental health, sexual health, social and emotional wellbeing, family environment and tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.

Supporting the health and wellbeing of young people takes a whole of community approach with integrated service delivery and coordinated service provision.

Strategy

6.1     Establish partnerships with key health providers and youth services to support the delivery of education and awareness programs that promote key health messages.

6.2     Advocate for the provision of essential health services for young people in the Broome region

What is already happening?

Alice and Kicking Goals suicide prevention, headspace, Helping Minds, Strong Families, KAMSC and BRAMS community health service, Boab Health (primary healthcare and health promotion), Kimberley Population Health Unit, Cancer Council regional education,

 


 

7. Safety

Vision

Young people feel safe in their community, have skills knowledge and information to make choices about their personal safety and have access to assistance and support services when required.

Context

Safety encompasses a wide range of situations and concerns including personal safety, crime, antisocial behaviour, safe environments, cyber safety, bullying and risk taking behaviours.

Issues around safety can be considered as both actual experience as well as perceptions individuals have of their situation or community. Sometimes perceived danger or threat can be worse than the reality, however is none the less cause for distress and concern.

Crime and antisocial behaviour have been identified as key concerns for young people in Broome. They are concerned for their own safety and wellbeing and also have a strong awareness of social issues and desire to influence change for the benefit of others. Young people are also concerned that the actions of a few young offenders create a bad image for Broome youth as a whole.

Juvenile crime is a key concern for the Broome community. Addressing issues related to juvenile crime involves both improving outcomes for young offenders as well as ensuring the safety of the community.

Strategy

7.1     Facilitate a collaborative and coordinated approach to community safety through the development of a Community Safety Plan for Broome and ensure the needs of young people are considered in the development of the plan.

What is already happening?

Broome Youth and Families Hub support services HYPE program, Shire of Broome Community Safety Working Group, Department for Child Protection and Family Services, Regional Youth Justice Services, WA Police Youth Crime Intervention Officers and Community Relations Officers

 


 

8. Alcohol and Other Drugs

Vision

Young people have the knowledge tools and support to make responsible decisions regarding drug and alcohol use.

Context

Young people identified underage drinking, drug abuse, binge drinking, smoking and peer pressure as their top concerns around alcohol and other drugs.  Young people are particularly concerned about the increasing use of Ice and marijuana among youth in the Broome region.

Young people are not only concerned with their own behaviour with regard to alcohol and other drugs but also that of their peers, family members and the general public. Alcohol and drug abuse in the community and street drinking make young people feel unsafe. Alcohol and drug abuse can have a significant impact on the family and home environment which can lead to difficulties at school, engaging in social and recreation activities and damage family relationships.

Strategy

8.1     Work with young people, the community and service providers to support the development of innovative and effective ways to increase awareness of and engagement with services for young people and their carers.

8.2     Support community initiatives that educate young people and raise awareness of drug and alcohol issues.

8.3     Establish partnerships to facilitate youth input into community projects and alcohol and drug awareness activities.

What is already happening?

Red Cross ‘Save a Mate’ program, Yawuru Drug Action Awareness Group, Local Drug Action Group, Broome Alcohol Management Group, Liquor Accord, Cyrenian House Milliya Rumurra outreach and rehabilitation services, Kimberley Mental Health and Drug Services, headspace, Kimberley Aboriginal Health Planning Forum – Drug and Alcohol subcommittee

 


 

9. Accommodation and Transport

Vision

Young people have access to a range of accommodation and transport options to enable them to participate in community life and have independent access to education and employment.

Context

Many young people need to leave home to access education, training, employment and health services and finding suitable accommodation and transport options can be significant challenges. Leaving the family home and finding independent accommodation is a key step for young people moving into adulthood. However the high cost of living and rental prices in the Broome region make this particularly difficult and many young people need guidance and support through this process.

For some young people the family home is not always a safe or suitable environment and the lack of short term crisis accommodation for children and young people in Broome has been identified as a high priority.

Strategy

9.1     Work with service providers and agencies to identify service gaps (including crisis accommodation for young people) and advocate for additional support and resources for the Broome region.

9.2     Facilitate different transport options including bus, cycle and pedestrian routes to connect the community.

What is already happening?

Supported accommodation services including Horizon House and Madalah, Broome Youth and Families Hub Housing Support service, HYPE program

 


 

10. Service Coordination

Vision

Young people have access to a range of integrated and coordinated services and are able to easily access information about the services available to them.

Context

The Broome region has a large number of service providers who provide a diverse range of support services for young people. Collaboration and coordination of services happens largely in an ad hoc manner, with some coordinated networks existing around particular interest areas such as the Youth at Risk interagency meetings.

The Broome Youth Coordinators Network (BYCN) meets monthly to share information about training and funding opportunities, provide service updates and plan for collaborative projects and events. The BYCN also maintains an email database. The BYCN functions well as an information sharing tool, however has the potential to be much more than that. The BYCN could represent its members on a regional level however strategic planning and training to build the capacity of network are required.

Referral pathways help to ensure young people are connected with the most relevant and useful service for their needs, however there is a general lack of awareness and understanding of the services available to young people and information about services is not always accessible or easy to find.

Strategy

10.1   Facilitate networking, information sharing and collaboration through the Broome Youth Coordinators Network

10.2   Build the capacity of the Broome Youth Coordinators Network to act as a peak body for youth services in the Broome Region

10.3   Promote and facilitate shared training opportunities for service providers around the common issues, challenges and opportunities related to working with youth.

10.4   Develop and maintain an up to date Youth Services Directory in a format that is accessible to young people

What is already happening?

Broome Youth Coordinators Network, West Kimberley Youth Sector Conference, Kimberley Youth Strategy, collaborative events and school holiday activities.

 

APPENDIX ONE

Youth Engagement Framework - Document Review                                                       

The following contextual analysis includes a review of existing planning documents, research, previous consultations and regional strategies to guide consultation topics and inform the development of a youth framework.

The development of the framework should be considered in the context of other strategies recently developed and in progress within the region, including:

·        West Kimberley Youth Sector Conference (WKYSC) Youth Strategy 2014 - 2016 (WKYSC Working Party 2014) and;

·        Kimberley Regional Collaborative Group – Kimberley Youth Strategy (in progress)

Shire officers will collaborate with key stakeholders to maximise the use of data and findings from the work that has already been completed to avoid overlap and duplication of work completed to date.  Documents included in the review are as follows:

Shire of Broome Strategic and Corporate Plans

·        Strategic Community Plan 2015 – 2025

·        Corporate Business Plan 2015-2019

·        Community Perceptions Survey – June 2015

·        Sport and Recreation Framework 2016-2025

·        Public Art Masterplan for Broome Townsite

·        Disability Access and Inclusion Plan?

West Kimberley Youth Sector Conference (WKYSC) – Prepared by WKYSC Working party

·        2012 Conference Report

·        Youth Strategy 2014-2016

Kimberley Regional Collaborative Group documentation prepared by Bluebottle Consulting

·        Report on youth service provision in the Kimberley (December 2014)

·        Report on consultation with local government in the Kimberley (December 2014)

·        List of Kimberley services for youth (May 2015)

·        Environmental scan : youth policy (September 2015)

·        Considerations for developing individual shire youth strategies in the Kimberley (September 2015)

Shire of Broome Strategic and Corporate Plans

Document

Points of Interest

Comment

Strategic Community Plan 2015 – 2025

Broome 2040 Visioning Project (Conducted December 2012 to March 2013) 

Findings summarised in SCP

332 participants who generated 1568 comments across five questions:

·           What do you value most about living in the Shire of Broome?

·           What are the biggest issues and challenges for the next 20 to 40 years?

·           What would you do to address these issues, what are the solutions?

·           What big projects or ideas do you have for the next 10 years?

·           Pick five key words/values to be part of the 2040 vision statement

 

Large scale community engagement with findings relevant to development of a Youth Strategy – in particular:

Identified challenges relevant to young people:

·           Building a strong local economy – opportunities for employment

·           Social issues – drug and alcohol abuse, crime, antisocial behaviour

·           High cost of living

Big Project Ideas relevant to young people:

·           Major Water Park

·           Arts and Cultural centre

·           Expand and redevelop BRAC

·           Indoor bowling alley

·           New Skate Park (all ages)

Theme: more recreational opportunities for young people.

Goal 1: Our People

Outcome: 1.2 Affordable services and initiatives to satisfy community need.

Strategy: 1.2.1 Develop and implement Community Plans including Sport and Recreation Plan, Arts and Culture Plan and Youth Strategy.

Council commitment to developing Youth Strategy

Goal 1: Our People

Outcome 1.4 Participation in recreational and leisure activity.

Strategy: 1.4.1 Ensure sport and recreation facilities maximise participation within available resources

Provision of sport and recreation facilities for young people.

Goal 3: Our Prosperity

Outcome: 3.1 Affordable and equitable services and Infrastructure.

Strategy: 3.1.7 Promote Broome as a regional centre for Education and Training.

Education and training opportunities for young people

Goal 4: Our Organisation

Outcome: 4.4 Effective community engagement

Strategy: 4.4.1 Promote integrated planning reporting and measurement across the organisation.

Effective community engagement in development of Youth strategy


Document

Points of Interest

Comment

Corporate Business Plan 2015-2019

 

Action 1.2.1.6: Implement a Youth Strategy within resource capabilities

Action planned to be undertaken 2015-19 and onwards

Development of strategy to occur 2015-16 with implementation ongoing.

Commitment to ongoing resourcing for implementation of strategy

Action 1.2.1.7 Construct youth precinct including skate park, BMX mountain bike facility.

Action planned to be undertaken 2019 and/or onwards

No plans to construct youth precinct before 2019. This needs to be a long term goal. Identify other short term strategies to provide sport and recreation opportunities for young people.

Action 1.5.1.2: Develop Community Safety Plan in partnership with relevant organisations subject to funding.

Action planned to be undertaken 2015-16

Action 1.5.1.3: Implement a Community Safety Plan in partnership with relevant organisations subject to funding.

Action planned to be undertaken 2016-19 and onwards

It is anticipated issues relating to crime, juvenile crime, safety and antisocial behaviour will be raised through community engagement and development of a youth strategy. While these issues will be addressed in the youth strategy there is scope to refer to Community Safety Plan for more detailed and specific strategies in this area.

Action 3.1.7.1: Liaise with NonGovernment and Registered Training

Organisation’s to encourage provision of pathways for education, training and employment (including cadetships and apprenticeships).

Action planned to be undertaken 2015-19 and onwards

Council commitment to take active role in encouraging provision of education and training opportunities.

 


 


Document

Points of Interest

Comment

Community Perceptions Survey – June 2015

Audience: the study engaged with a cross section of residents and ratepayers across the Shire, including remote Aboriginal communities and non-resident ratepayers.

787 local residents

94 out of area ratepayers

90 residents in remote Aboriginal communities

Large scale community engagement with findings relevant to development of a youth Strategy

Strengths:

Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre (including outdoor sporting grounds) – 77% of respondents satisfied

Success in providing recreational facilities – identified as priority for young people

Community Priorities:

Anti-social behaviour is the number 1 highest priority identified by respondents.

Particular concern expressed over juvenile crime including;

·           young people on the streets at night

·           youth ‘gangs’

·           parental responsibility and drug and alcohol related family problems

 

There are two issues to address here:

1. Reduction in crimes committed by young people

 - Management of young offenders through juvenile justice system

2. Ensuring young people feel safe in their community

 - community safety initiatives to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and ensure safety of young people

Community Priorities:

Youth Services identified as key priority

The community want more facilities for young people and expressed a need to ‘keep them off the street and out of trouble’.

Suggestions include a Youth Advisory Council, parks for all ages, water playgrounds, skate and BMX parks, more to do in the aquatic centre, late night basketball, holiday programs and youth accommodation.

There is a need to identify services currently provided by youth organisations and community groups in Broome and identify the gaps and areas for improvement – community mapping exercise.

The next step is to identify the services that can/should be provided by the Shire and the services that are better provided by other youth service providers and agencies (Shire may support or facilitate the establishment of these services)

 


 



Document

Points of Interest

Comment

Sport and Recreation Framework 2016-2025

Philosophy and rationale

To be used as a guide when considering opportunities identified through the development of a youth strategy to determine the Shire’s capacity to deliver certain projects and manage community expectation accordingly, as well as maximise potential development.

Core priorities identified for 2016-2020:

·           BRAC Aquatic upgrade

·           Town Beach Amenity Improvements & Fishing Platform

·           BRAC Reserves – Lighting Nipper Roe

·           Town Beach Playground improvements

Alignment of priorities identified in Sport and Recreation Framework with Youth Strategy.

Ensure opportunities for youth recreation are maximised and spaces are activated for use by young people.

The Framework proposes the development of a Youth Precinct at BRAC which could include riding and small wheel activities (BMX track/skate park). The development is proposed for 2021 and is subject to significant grant funding.

 

 


Document

Points of Interest

Comment

Public Art Masterplan for Broome Town Site

Laneways and courtyards

Activation of existing laneways with murals and street art

Appealing and accessible art form for young people.

Opportunity for street art workshops and involvement of young people in creating artworks.

Community engagement and capacity building

Opportunities for young people to participate in skills development and be actively involved in delivery of public artwork.

 


Document

Points of Interest

Comment

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan

Outcome 1: Access to Services and Events

·           Ensure that events, both organised and funded, are accessible to people with disabilities (as far as practicable)

·           Ensure that sport and leisure services are accessible and inclusive

It is anticipated that a youth strategy will include actions relating to events and provision of sport recreation facilities for young people. Ensure any actions and outcomes are accessible for young people with a disability.

 

Outcome 6: Public Consultation

People with disabilities have the same opportunities as other people to participate in any public consultation by the Shire of Broome.

Ensure consultation for the development of a Youth Strategy is accessible and inclusive of people with a disability.

West Kimberley Youth Sector Conference (WKYSC) documents

Prepared by WKYSC Working Party


Document

Points of Interest

Comment

2012 Conference Report

Key Themes emerging from the conference:

1.       Importance of relationships

2.       Indigenous youth – culture and identity

3.       Mental health

4.       Young people living in regional and remote communities

5.       Substance use

6.       Youth participation

Key themes to be considered in development of youth strategy and included in consultation discussions.

 

Training needs analysis

Respondents predominantly Broome based youth workers targeting 12-18 year old clients with representation from both government and non-government.

·           Self care methods

·           Practical skills and training

·           Information or knowledge need

·           No further training required engagement and communication

·           Mental Health Training needs

·           Alcohol and other drug training needs

·           Barriers to training

·           Preferred month for training

·           Preferred location for training

·           Method of delivery

·           Training format

 

 

 

Counselling identified highly as both an area where some respondents need further training and some respondents feel they already have adequate skills. Targeted training opportunities may be beneficial.

 

Service coordination – local services ranked highly as an area where more information and knowledge is required, suggesting networking and opportunities for collaboration and information sharing are highly valued – potential to include strategies in Youth framework for sector forums and development of BYCN.

 

Barriers to training identified including location, time and cost – opportunity for Shire to facilitate/fund training opportunities in Broome. Preferences indicate face to face training delivered in Broome from February-May would be preferred.


 


Document

Points of Interest

Comment

Youth Strategy 2014-2016

Executive Summary

Key issues that impact on young people’s lives:

·           Alcohol use

·           Young people roaming the streets

·           Youth not attending school

·           Crime

Key priority areas for improvement

·           Accessible youth services and facilities

·           Education, training and employment opportunities

·           Health and wellbeing

·           Service provider coordination and training

·           Youth participation

To be considered in development of strategy and included in consultation discussion topics.

Background and demographics

The Kimberley region is characterised by strong growth rates and high Aboriginal representation. Additionally the region has a significant transient population.

People under the age of 25 represent 30% of the regions’ total population

 

Useful data to inform / include in strategy

Methodology and findings

371 surveys completed with 216 from young people and 155 from service providers

63% of respondents from Shire of Broome region

Survey findings can be considered highly relevant to Shire of Broome with majority of respondents within the area and other respondents considered having similar experiences, needs and aspirations.

Priority Area 1: Accessible Youth Services and facilities

·           Ongoing sustainable programs and activities for young people

·           Advocate for the provision of community infrastructure

·           Youth services directory

·           Partnerships with local businesses and secondary resources

Provision of accessible and appealing youth spaces and recreation facilities, including but not limited to Broome skate park.

Youth services directory to result from community mapping exercise as part of youth strategy development – to be youth friendly and accessible

Facilitation of partnerships and collaboration

 

Priority Area 2: Education Training and Employment Opportunities

·           Increased secondary and tertiary education opportunities

·           Volunteer / work experience opportunities

·           Promotion of opportunities through online/internet based media

·           Transition support

Liaise with NonGovernment and Registered Training Organisation’s to encourage provision of pathways for education, training and employment

Formalise work experience opportunities, cadetships, traineeships with Shire and encourage other businesses./industries to do the same

Establish partnerships to support education, training and employment opportunities

Priority Area 3: Health and Wellbeing

·           Identify educational programs in existing youth activities and peer groups

·           Expand organised sport and recreation programs and activities

·           Promote you in a positive way – strength based approach to youth engagement

·           Identify existing safe places/venues and facilitate access for young people

·           Provide accessible youth services after hours

Support for sport clubs to provide more youth focused programs

Promote youth achievement and success

Establish partnerships with health agencies and youth service providers to encourage collaboration, identify opportunities and lobby for funding.

 

Priority Area 4: Service Provider Coordination and Training

·           Shared training opportunities

·           Service map of youth related service providers

·           Develop local culturally appropriate youth mentoring programs

·           Identify and develop a peak West Kimberley youth interagency forum to guide future coordination of service provision

This is a key area of opportunity and responsibility for the Shire of Broome.

Facilitate shared training opportunities for service providers

Youth Services Directory for service providers

Build the capacity of the BYCN to function as a peak body for youth services in the Broome region


 

Kimberley Regional Collaborative Group documentation

Prepared by Bluebottle Consulting

 


Document

Points of Interest

Comment

Report on youth service provision in the Kimberley (December 2014)

Mapping of service provision

To be used as a starting point for Broome local service mapping exercise which will; result in development of a youth services directory

Findings from consultation with service providers – overarching themes:

Challenges relating to the operating environment

·           Crime and anti-social behaviour

·           Funding – competition with other providers and lack of sustainable ongoing funding

·           Staffing – high turnover/transient population

·           Young client’s family environment

·           Challenges for service provision

Be mindful of these challenges for service providers. Opportunity for Shire to support non-government service providers to overcome some these challenges – i.e. funding and staffing

Gaps in services for young people

·           Positive engagement programs

·           Transport

·           Health services

o    Mental health

o    Drug and alcohol

o    Sexual health

·           Employment

·           Education

·           Programs for at risk youth – particularly after hours

·           Access to public spaces and facilities

·           Accommodation

·           Data Collection

·           Facilitating Collaboration

Facilitating collaboration (coordination of services) identified as Shire responsibility. Opportunity for Shire to fill gap.

The Shire may also play a direct service role in facilitating positive engagement programs and providing access to public spaces and facilities.

Other service gaps to be addressed by providing support to external agencies, establishing partnerships and advocating for the needs of Broome youth at State and Federal level.


 


Document

Points of Interest

Comment

Report on consultation with local government in the Kimberley (December 2014)

Current involvement in youth services:

The Shire of Broome does not currently have a role in direct service provision (unlike other shires in the Kimberley Region) this is a reflection of the fact that Broome has a number of well-managed community agencies that have the capacity to provide quality services for young people.

It is intended that the youth strategy will not see a shift to direct service provision, rather expansion of the Shire’s role as a facilitator and supporter. It is anticipated youth service providers will support this (to be explored through consultation process).

NB: - report requires minor amendments as some information is incorrect.

Overarching themes:

Challenges relating to the operating environment

·           Funding –lack of sustainable ongoing funding / flexibility

·           Staffing – high turnover/transient population

·           Family environment – lack of support from family for young people

·           Challenges for service provision

Be mindful of challenges and ensure strategies exist within the youth strategy to overcome challenges.

Overarching themes:

Gaps in services for young people

·           Positive engagement programs

·           Transport

·           Mental Health and Health services

·           Employment

·           Education

·           Accommodation

·           Need for consistent data collection

Opportunity for Shire to facilitate and support positive engagement programs – i.e. YAC

Lobby for improved transport and accommodation services – address on regional level through Kimberley Youth Strategy.

Establish local partnerships for better outcomes for young people with regard to mental health and health services, education and employment. These areas should also be considered at a regional level in the Kimberley Youth Strategy.

Overarching themes:

Community Partnerships

·           Need for encouraging greater community engagement and involvement

·           Need for managing community expectations / perceptions

·           Perceived barriers to community participation (insurance and fees)

·           Need for greater youth participation including at risk young people

·           Addressing crime and antisocial behaviour

Strategies for a whole of community approach to youth services.

Need to be clear about Shire’s capacity to provide youth services with low rate payer base. Look at ways to empower the community and support non-government service providers. Leverage funding.

Perceived barriers to community participation not experienced in Broome.

Crime and anti-social behaviour relating directly to young people is to be addressed in the youth strategy, as well as at a whole of community level in the Shire’s Community Safety Plan currently under development.

Youth Engagement Strategies

Shire of Broome has had limited engagement with young people and engages mostly through youth service providers.

Other shires who offer direct service provision generally have greater levels of engagement.

SDWK have previously had a Youth Advisory Council which can be an effective means of engagement, however they caution that meaningful engagement requires multiple strategies for engagement to reflect the diversity of young people in the community.

Establish Youth Advisory Council for the Shire of Broome. Ensure representation on YAC is diverse and YAC is not a token gesture or relied upon as the only means of youth engagement.

Integrate youth engagement into all community consultation – i.e development of planning strategies

Funding of Service Provision for youth:

The Shire of Broome does not have any direct involvement in service provision – except for programs at BRAC.

SDWK are funded by DCPFS and DCS to provide youth services.

 

Investigate opportunities for Shire of Broome to seek funds for collaborative projects (i.e youth week) and shared resources (i.e inflatable movie screen)

Youth and Community Development Officer position is part funded by funding agreement with Rio Tinto ($30K per annum) - Investigate other opportunities.

SoB provided support to BYFH with peppercorn lease of Drop In centre. Investigate other similar opportunities to provide support.

Some funding provided to youth service providers through community sponsorship program.

Memorandums of Understanding

Network meetings facilitated by Shire’s across the Kimberley – however Kununurra are the only group to have formal terms of reference

Opportunity to formalise BYCN and establish terms of reference.

 

Environmental scan : youth policy (September 2015)

Environmental scan of federal, state and local government policy and programs relating to youth.

National Government Departments:

·           Coalition of Australian Governments (COAG)

·           Prime Minister and Cabinet

·           Attorney General’s Department

·           Department of Education and Training

·           Department of Health and Ageing

·           Department for Social Services

·           Department for Human Services

·           Department for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Funding opportunities

The majority of Government departments incorporate youth programs

Many National departments have regional offices based in the Kimberley, and most are in Broome. The Shire must strengthen existing relationships, and develop new partnerships, with regional offices to support local delivery of National strategies.

 

National Not For Profits:

·           Australian youth Affairs Coalition

·           Australian Youth Mentoring Network

·           Mission Australia

National peak bodies. Source of information, support and advice. Best practice examples.

 

Our Youth – Our Future

There is no National overarching Youth Policy.

The WA State Government’s Our Youth – Our Future is the key strategic youth framework for the state.

·           encourage young people to participate in and contribute to all aspects of community life, including through sport, recreation, culture and the arts, volunteering and involvement with decision making

·           provide opportunities for young people to learn, find jobs into the future and develop life skills to help them get to where they want to be

·           promote and/or create environments and accessible options for young people to connect with programs and services that best meet their needs, keep them well and promote lifelong healthy lifestyles.

Alignment of the priorities of the Shire’s Youth Framework with the priorities outlined in Our Youth – Our Future will help to ensure:

·           best chance for securing funding

·           Broome youth are receiving support in line with other young people across the state

·           the Shire of Broome is well positioned to partner with state government departments to deliver state-wide initiatives locally.

 

State Government Departments:

·           Department of Premier and Cabinet

·           Department for aboriginal Affairs

·           Department of the Attorney General

·           Department for Child Protection and Family Support

·           Department of Corrective Services

·           Department of Culture and the Arts

·           Disability Services Commission

·           Department of Local Government and Communities

·           Department of Housing

·           Department of Health – WA Country Health Service

·           Department of Parks and Wildlife

·           Department of Sport and Recreation

·           Department of Training and Workforce Development

·           Kimberley Development Commission Kimberley Training Institute

·           Mental Health Commission

·           WA Police

As above for National Government departments.

 

State Not for profits:

·           Foundation for young Australians

·           Kimberley Institute Limited

·           Propel Youth Arts WA

·           Youth Affairs Council of WA

Establish partnerships to support the delivery of programs in Broome

Support Broome youth to participate in programs being run in Perth and instate by assisting with the application process and travel costs.

 

Local Governments – Examples of positive youth engagement:

City of Joondalup         City of Bayswater

Shire of Exmouth  City of Greater Geraldton

Shire of Esperance

Establish Relationships

Networking

Share resources

 

APPENDIX TWO

Consultation Report

Analyses of existing consultation findings, research and recommendations provided an informed place to start the consultation process with a solid understanding of ‘what we already know’. Equipped with this information the Shire of Broome consulted with key stakeholders including youth service providers, community members who work closely with young people, families and of course young people themselves.

Consultation methods were designed to be interactive and stimulate discussion in including workshops, forum discussions, and brainstorming. Some consultation was conducted in formal settings and some in more youth friendly settings including Broome Senior High School, Broome Residential College and at several youth events.

Consultation with Young People

A range of young people were consulted in several settings.

IMG_5776.JPGEco Beach – School Leavers expo

The Shire of Broome, along with several other youth service providers, attended the 2015 School Leavers Getaway hosted by Ramada Eco Beach on 1 December 2015.

A mini expo was set up during the lunch period on the first day. Stalls included Headspace’s chilling space, Red Cross with ‘Save a Mate’ alcohol and drug harm minimisation strategies, Cancer Council and Kimberley Population Health positive health messages and sexual health awareness, Local Drug Action Group’s alcohol education and awareness interactive activities

and the Shire of Broome’s ‘Have Your Say’ stand.

Of the 30 students who attended the Leavers Getaway, 22 participated in the mini expo activities. Participants were aged 17 and 18 years with both boys and girls participating.

IMG_5781.JPGBroome Senior High School

A consultation session was held with the Broome Senior High School year 9 and 10 student councillors and was attended by 8 students. These students are leaders amongst their peers and represent other students on a range of issues affecting Broome Senior High School students.

Teacher Nathan Dines also conducted a consultation session with the year 9 health class of 23 students.  St Mary’s College were also invited to participate, however no response was received.

 

 

 

 

IMG_5782.JPGBroome Residential College

Consultation was conducted with students at the Broome Residential College. 12 students participated including residents from Looma, Derby and remote pastoral stations. Participants were aged between 13 and 16 years of age. Most of these students reside in Broome during the school term and return home to their families on the school holidays, and some on the weekends.


 

 

Young people were given three questions to consider and were asked to brainstorm their answers...

 

 

 


Youth Consultation Findings

What Now

This question asked youth to consider short term achievable changes that could make Broome a better place for young people.

Some suggestions included:

·        Making spaces such as Drop In and the camp school more accessible and inviting

·        Regular recreation activities and sporting programs(i.e. beach Frisbee competitions, dodge ball tournament, obstacle course)

·        Under 18’s/all ages music events

·        More sporting and fitness facilities and activities

·        Youth festival

·        Free wi-fi (in public spaces)

·        Free classes and workshops (i.e. dance, photography, surfing)

·        Promotion of programs and activities

·        Better access to information about programs and services for young people

·        More shops

·        Bike racks with built in bike locks around town

Themes:

·        Inviting and accessible spaces for young people

·        More things to do

·        Activities must be free or low cost

·        Activities, programs and services must be accessible and well promoted

What’s on Your Mind?

This question asked young people to talk about the things that make them worried, scared, frustrated or angry. The aim of this discussion was to identify priorities for action and opportunities for young people to influence change.

Some issues and challenges raised included:

·        Drug and alcohol abuse

·        Bill Boys (youth gangs)

·        Peer pressure

·        Crime – theft, stealing, vandalism

·        Antisocial behaviour – street drinking and violence

·        Financial stress, high cost of living in Broome

·        Community expectations and perception of young people

·        Young people on the streets with nothing to do / boredom

·        Family problems and fighting

·        Homeless people in Chinatown

·        Succeeding at school

·        Finding employment

Themes

·        Crime and anti-social behaviour is a big concern for young people both for fear of their safety as well as creating a bad image of youth

·        Relationships with friends and family are very important to young people and this can be a cause of stress and worry

·        Young people are very aware of social issues and have a desire to influence change

·        Young people have a lot of stressors in their lives (school, work, finances, relationships) and teenage years are a very emotional and vulnerable time. Young people need support during this time and strategies to cope with life pressures.

Dream Big

This was an opportunity for young people to get creative and express their dreams and ideas, without having to consider obstacles such as funding, logistics and adults not supporting their crazy ideas!

Some big ideas included:

·        Water park / wave pool for youth (not children)

·        Bowling alley

·        Paint ball

·        Laser tag

·        Youth Hub – with space to hang out and access to services

·        Adventure Park, roller coaster

·        Bounce

·        Time zone

·        Large scale youth festival with music, surf and skate comps (ICEA example)

·        Youth space – alcohol free space for nights and weekends. Music venue

·        Free wi-fi everywhere

·        Direct flights to Bali (International flights from Broome)

·        Underwater observatory

·        More shops (especially clothing) and a bigger shopping centre

Themes

·        The overriding message was that young people want more things to do

·        Commercial development – shops and entertainment complexes

·        Youth spaces that are accessible and inclusive for all young people (Drop In centre seen to be only for youth at risk)

 


Item 6.1.2 - LEASE DISPOSAL FOR THE FORMER BROOME ENTERPRISE CENTRE

Location Map

 

 


Item 6.1.2 - LEASE DISPOSAL FOR THE FORMER BROOME ENTERPRISE CENTRE

Offer To Lease

 

 


 

 


Item 6.2.1 - TENDER 15/05 PROVISION OF SECURITY SERVICES

Scope of Works

 

 

 

Schedule of Rates
RFT 15_05 - Security Services

Tenderer Name:

 

Instructions:

This price schedule must be completed in the format presented below and uploaded to the WALGA Provider Portal under the Pricing criterion.
The prices accepted will be used to complete Schedule 6 of the General Conditions of Contract

All Prices are Inclusive of GST
The Principal offers no guarantee of the quantities required.

Patrols

 

Physical Check (Price Per Week)

Foot Patrol (Price Per Week)

Mobile Patrol (Price Per Week)

Total Price Per Week

Administration Building, Barker Street Building, Library Building, Civic Centre and surrounding grounds

 $

 $

 $

 $                                                           -  

Depot

 $

 

 $

 $                                                           -  

Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre and Medland Pavilion

 $

 $

 $

 $                                                           -  

Kimberley Regional Offices

 $

 $

 $

 $                                                           -  

Lotteries and Broome Enterprise Centre House

 $

 $

 $

 $                                                           -  

Broome Visitors Centre and Courthouse Collections

 $

 $

 $

 $                                                           -  

Magabala Books

 $

 $

 $

 $                                                           -  

Haynes Oval Pavilion and Surrounds

 

 

 $

 $                                                           -  

Japanese Cemetery

 

 

 $

 $                                                           -  

Waste Disposal Site (Buckley’s Road)

 

 $

 

 $                                                           -  

Cable Beach Public Toilets

 

 $

 

 $                                                           -  

Town Beach Public Toilets, Water Spray Park & Cafe

 

 $

 

 $                                                           -  

Male Oval Public Toilets

 

 $

 

 $                                                           -  

Escorts

 

 

Tuesday (Price Per Day)

Wednesday (Price Per Day)

Thursday (Price Per Day)

Friday (Price Per Day)

Total Price Per Week

Library

 $

 

 $

 

 $                                                           -  

Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre (BRAC)

 

 $

 $

 $

 $                                                           -  

Beach Patrol

 

Friday (Price Per Day)

Saturday (Price Per Day)

Sunday (Price Per Day)

Total Price Per Week

Cable Beach ramp at Cable Beach Club to just South of Surf Club

 $

 $

 $

 $                                                           -  

Main car park Cable Beach

 $

 $

 $

 $                                                           -  

Main car park Surf Club

 $

 $

 $

 $                                                           -  

Gantheaume Point, beach and nearby car park

 $

 $

 $

 $                                                           -  

Lighthouse car park

 $

 $

 $

 $                                                           -  

Main car park Town Beach

 $

 $

 $

 $                                                           -  

For external work outside this scope

Price Per Hour

Security officer site attendance

 $

Crowd Control

 $

Personnel Management and Fire Warden Duties

 $

 


Item 6.2.2 - BROOME AS A REGIONAL GROWTH CENTRE - FINAL PROJECT PLAN

REGIONAL GROWTH CENTRE FINAL PROJECT PLAN

 

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Item 6.2.2 - BROOME AS A REGIONAL GROWTH CENTRE - FINAL PROJECT PLAN

REGIONAL GROWTH CENTRE FINAL PROJECT PLAN

 

 


Item 6.2.2 - BROOME AS A REGIONAL GROWTH CENTRE - FINAL PROJECT PLAN

REGIONAL GROWTH CENTRE FINAL PROJECT PLAN

 

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Item 6.2.2 - BROOME AS A REGIONAL GROWTH CENTRE - FINAL PROJECT PLAN

REGIONAL GROWTH CENTRE FINAL PROJECT PLAN

 

 


 


 


Item 6.2.2 - BROOME AS A REGIONAL GROWTH CENTRE - FINAL PROJECT PLAN

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Item 6.2.2 - BROOME AS A REGIONAL GROWTH CENTRE - FINAL PROJECT PLAN

REGIONAL GROWTH CENTRE FINAL PROJECT PLAN

 

 


 


 


 


Item 6.2.2 - BROOME AS A REGIONAL GROWTH CENTRE - FINAL PROJECT PLAN

REGIONAL GROWTH CENTRE FINAL PROJECT PLAN

 

 


 


 


Item 6.2.3 - REVIEW OF LOCAL PLANNING POLICY 8.20 - PROVISION OF PUBLIC ART

Attachment 1 - LPP 8.20 - Provision of Public Art

 

 

 

 

LOCAL PLANNING POLICY                                                            8.20

 

TITLE:

PROVISION OF PUBLIC ART

ADOPTED:

OCM 19 September 2013 – Page 51 - 55

REVIEWED:

OMC 30 July 2015 – Pages 28 – 40

OMC 17 December 2015 – Pages 110 - 121

ASSOCIATED LEGISLATION:

Planning and Development Act 2005

 

ASSOCIATED DOCUMENTS:

Chinatown Development Strategy

 

REVIEW RESPONSIBILITY:

Director Development Services

DELEGATION:

            

Delegations are exercised in accordance with delegation granted in terms of Section 5.42 of the Local Government Act 1995 as amended or other statutes as applicable to specified officers.

APPLICATION

This policy applies to the LPS6 area

Previous Policy Number N/A

 

Background

 

Art can provide an important role in connecting people to place and providing a reflection and interpretation of the uniqueness of their culture and history. It can be a positive visual reminder of the sense of shared community. It may also enhance the attractiveness and cultural significant of a place and encourage further investment on the local economy. The installation of public art helps achieve the following aim of Local Planning Scheme No. 6: 

 

1.6.1.        Place

(f) Safeguarding and enhancing the character and amenity of the                 built environment and urban spaces of the Scheme area.

 

In order to ensure that new development or redevelopment celebrates and enhances local history and culture and promotes a sense of identity it is considered appropriate for significant development proposals to make a contribution  to public art within Broome. This contribution is to be made based on the following policy provisions and the Shire of Broome ‘Art Concept Plan’ and “Guidelines for Contribution to Public Art’

 

Policy Objectives

 

·    To set out the criteria for when development is to contribute a percentage of the development cost to the provision of public art whether in a cash contribution or public art work.

·    Ensure that new development within the Broome town site makes a fair and reasonable contribution toward public artworks that promote and recognise Broome’s rich culture, heritage and history.

·    Enhance the sense of place and promotion of identity by providing an interpretation and expression of the area’s natural physical characteristics, culture and history.

·    Improve legibility and visual amenity of streets, open spaces and buildings, and

·    Improve the functionality of the public domain through the use of public art to provide appropriate street furniture functions.

Definitions:

 

‘Construction Cost’ means the construction cost of development as stated by the Applicant on the Application for Planning Approval form as the ‘approximate cost of proposed development‘

 

‘Development’ has the same meaning given to the term in and for the purposes of the Planning and Development Act 2005 and applies to any such development, that in accordance with the Shire of Broome Local Planning Scheme No 6, requires the prior approval of the Shire.

 

‘Public Art’ means an artistic work that:

 

1.   Is permanent in nature and constructed of materials which may be maintained and repaired if necessary, including metal, wood, plastic, paint or any other durable material.

2.   Is either freestanding or integrated into the exterior of a building or other structure.

3.   Reflects the local history, culture and /or community of the Place Area in which it is to be located.

4.   Is created and located for public accessibility, either within the public realm or which in view of the public realm, such as a street, park, urban plaza (area) or public building, and

5.   May take the form of unique functional objects designed by an artist (such as seats or gates), but may not include architectural design, advertising or directional signage or any form of commercial branding.

 

Exemptions

1.0       This policy applies to all development within LPS6 with the exception of:

a)  Any development within the ‘General Agriculture’, ‘Rural Residential’, ‘Rural Small Holdings’, Settlement and ‘Culture and Natural Resources’ zones.

b)  A development of a single house or less than 10 grouped or multiple dwellings

c)  Any development with a gross lettable area of less than five hundred  (500) square metres

d)  Any other type of development with an estimated total construction cost of less than two million dollars ($2,000,000).

 

Policy Statement:

 

1.1       Development is required to contribute an amount equal in value to one per cent (1%) of the estimated total construction cost as indicated on the form of Application for Planning Approval, for the development of public art works to enhance the public realm. The contribution can be a monetary amount or the installation of a public art work on the site of the development or within a crown reserve adjoining or near to the development site.

 

1.2       The contribution requirement shall be imposed on applicable development as a condition on the Planning Approval. The condition shall specify that the contribution must be made prior to occupation of the development.

 

1.3       A monetary contribution made under clause 1.2 shall be paid into a special fund to be used by the Shire of Broome for the purpose of providing public art within the general locality or area of the subject site. Individual funds contributed may be accrued for more comprehensive or detailed public art projects in the locality or area as outlined in a plan adopted by the Council. Funds contributed may be used to meet any cost reasonably associated with the scoping, commissioning, fabrication, installation and identification of a public art work and the engagement of the community in the preparation of an art work.

 

1.4       Where a development incorporates public art work(s) to the same value as specified in clause 1.1 on the site of the development or within a crown reserve adjoining or near the development site, the public art work(s) must be:

 

a)     Located in a position clearly visible to the general public;

b)     Developed in accordance with a Public Art Report endorsed by the Shire incorporating all relevant information set out in the Shire’s ‘Guidelines for the Provision of Public Art’; and

c)     Installed prior to the occupation of the development.

 

1.5       If the public art is to be located on the site of the development, in addition to the above, the public art work must remain on the site as a permanent fixture. The landowner’s responsibility for the continuance of the public art work is to be formalised through a notification on the Certificate of Title under section 70A of the Transfer of Land Act in a form acceptable to the Shire.

 

1.6       Public art installed in accordance with clause 1.4 is considered ‘minor development’ and is therefore exempt from requiring a further Planning Approval from the Shire. 

SHIRE OF BROOME LOCAL PLANNING SCHEME No. 6 (LPS6) – LOCAL PLANNING POLICIES

This Policy is a Local Planning Policy adopted under the provisions of Clause 2.4 of LPS6. LPS6 is administered by the Shire of Broome as the responsible authority under the Scheme. LPS6 was gazetted and came into operation on the 30 January 2015.

Planning policies adopted under LPS6 may be amended or rescinded after the procedures set out in Clause 2.4 and 2.5 have been completed.