Send a message to the Shire of Broome

Please send your submission to [email protected] or send a pre-filled message before the 28th September.

    Dear Shire President,

    This is my submission on the potential Cable Beach ramp closure out for public comment.

    I make the following points - 

    • Flatback turtles are a threatened species and are listed by the Commonwealth and State as deserving of protection 
    • The Flatbacks at Cable Beach hatched there, and feed in Roebuck Bay – they are true locals and are a very small, fragile population 
    • We have a great opportunity to provide more protection by keeping cars off the beach during nesting and hatching times
    • There should be a ban on vehicles during nesting and hatching time, from October to April
    • The Shire takes serious reputational risks if it supports vehicles on the beach rather than a threatened species: Cable Beach’s Flatback Turtles.

    I strongly urge the Shire to protect threatened species like the Flatback Turtle by closing Cable Beach to vehicles during nesting and hatching times.

    Yours Sincerely,