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15 YEARS AGO September 5, 2002

A new ju­ve­nile bail fa­cil­ity touted for the Kim­ber­ley has been met by the De­part­ment of Jus­tice with sur­prise.

Shire of Derby/West Kim­ber­ley chief ex­ec­u­tive Jonathan Throssell said the coun­cil had moved to pro­vide in-prin­ci­ple sup­port for the pro­posed fa­cil­ity be­ing driven by Derby Po­lice.

The pro­posed site, at Jarl­madan­gah Burru Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­nity, would re­duce fis­cal and time bur­dens on Derby po­lice who had to es­cort ju­ve­niles to the Ba­nana Well fa­cil­ity, the clos­est which was about 300km away, Mr Throssell said. If that fa­cil­ity was full po­lice would have to es­cort ju­ve­niles to Perth’s Rangeview re­mand cen­tre.

10 YEARS AGO August 30, 2007

An­i­mal-proof fenc­ing will be in­stalled around Derby Air­port with the as­sis­tance of State Gov­ern­ment fund­ing.

About two-fifths of the $504,405 project will be paid from the Gov­ern­ment’s $1.8 mil­lion Re­gional Air­ports Devel­op­ment Scheme.

5 YEARS AGO September 13, 2012

Three tourists and a pilot had a lucky es­cape when a he­li­copter made an emer­gency land­ing north of Broome on Fri­day.

An eye­wit­ness who saw the he­li­copter plunge from the sky about 11.25am said it landed “re­ally hard” on the road to Co­conut Wells, 15km from Broome, snap­ping its the tail.

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