FROM THE ARCHIVES
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.