Broome Advertiser - - Happenings / Lifestyle -

15 YEARS AGO Oc­to­ber 17, 2002

Broome’s vul­ner­a­bil­ity as an en­try point for In­done­sian-based ter­ror­ist at­tacks is in the spot­light in the wake of the Bali bomb­ings.

Shire of Broome pres­i­dent Kevin Fong last week called on State and Fed­eral Gov­ern­ments to pro­vide a spe­cific in­fra­struc­ture pack­age to ad­dress the is­sue rel­a­tive not only to Broome but to the whole Kim­ber­ley.

The Derby/West Kim­ber­ley Shire Coun­cil has writ­ten to the De­part­ment of De­fence ex­press­ing con­cern for the se­cu­rity of the dor­mant Curtin RAAF Base.

Derby/WK Shire act­ing chief ex­ec­u­tive Kevin Pet­tingill said the Shire was seek­ing in­creased se­cu­rity on man­ning num­bers at the RAAF base, 40km from Derby.

10 YEARS AGO Oc­to­ber 25, 2007

The com­pany that owns the Ca­ble Beach Club Re­sort has been re­vealed as the re­cent pur­chaser of one of Broome’s most pop­u­lar back­packer re­sorts.

The Kim­ber­ley Klub was re­cently bought from Broome busi­ness­man Peter Tier­ney by the Hawai­ian Prop­erty Group as part of a mul­ti­mil­lion-dol­lar deal.

Hawai­ian op­er­a­tions gen­eral man­ager Peter Gib­bons said the com­pany was con­tent to keep the Kim­ber­ley Klub as a back­packer fa­cil­ity be­cause of the real need for that type of ac­com­mo­da­tion in Broome.

Mr Gib­bons said the prop­erty could be used to house Ca­ble Beach Club staff, but only to a min­i­mal ex­tent.

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