External Representation

Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry WA (RCCIWA)

Broome Chamber is a prod member of Regional Chambers of Commerce and Industry WA (RCCIWA) and attend regular monthly meetings, share and learn events and two forums annually. We work together with other Regional Chambers to share resources, information, lobby and advocate on your behalf and network.

Representative: Peter Taylor

Representative: Sharni Foulkes (CEO)

Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCIWA)

Broome Chamber is a proud member of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCIWA). By holding a one-on-many membership with CCIWA we allow all of our members to have access to some of the amazing resources and member benefits that CCIWA have to offer. We meet with CCIWA quarterly, participate in state wide surveys and relay information back to specific departments for the benefit of our members.

 Representative: Sharni Foulkes (CEO)

Regional Development Australia Kimberley (RDA Kimberley)

RDA Kimberley is made up of a Director and professional staff, guided by a federally appointed committee of local community leaders from across the Kimberley region. RDA Kimberley provides advice on government initiatives, funding proposals, regional project planning and project ideas.

Representative: Natahsa Aristei

Shire Of Broome

The Shire of Broome is committed to responsibly managing the Shire on behalf of its residents. The Shire make every effort to maintain the highest standards of service to ensure they meet the needs of our community in a professional and ethical manner, with courteous and efficient service. Shire Councillors play a key role in the community and are elected for a four-year term. The role of the Councillors is to represent the community, provide leadership and guidance, facilitate communication between community and Council, make decisions on matters before Council, determine Council policy, govern finances and provide forward planning and evaluation of progress. The Chamber work very closely with the Shire of Broome in both operational and strategic frameworks.

Elected Councillor: CR Peter Taylor

Operational Representative: Sharni Foulkes (CEO)

Cruise Broome

Cruise Broome manage the forward planning and development of the cruise ship industry in Broome. In collaboration with Tourism WA, Cruise Broome represents the key business areas within the cruise shipping strategy to open pathways of increasing visitation to Broome. They are dedicated to providing the leadership and facilitation to the tourism industry and wider community to ensure a sustainable and prosperous growth of Broome’s cruise sector. Cruise Broome is governed by representatives from the Broome visitors centre, Broome Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kimberley Ports Authority, and private business enterprise.

Representative: Shayne Murray

Representative: Luke Westlake

Operational Representative: Chavon Livey (Communication & Innovation Officer)

Broome Regional Coordinating Committee (RCC Broome)

The Regional Coordinating Committee Broome was established to strategically identify and develop the future of regional skills through training and employment opportunities. RCC’s operate through 10 regional, remote areas and support the Regional Skill Summit Action Plan. The group report to senior members of the Department of Training and Workforce Development with their findings and progress is regularly reported through to Minister Liza Harvey.

Representative: Sharni Foulkes (CEO)

Broome Circle INC

Broome Circle is an organisation unique to the Kimberley. It identifies gaps in community service delivery and creatively delivers solutions and programs which go on to become sustainable and ongoing contributions to building capacity, empowering the disenfranchised and celebrating Broome’s multicultural population. They work in partnership with various stakeholders to build a stronger and more inclusive community through connecting people, encouraging collaboration, supporting initiatives and exchanging skills.

Representative: Elisabeth Lucke

Broome Surf Life Saving Club

Broome Surf Life Saving Club is a not-for-profit organisation belonging to Surf Life Saving Australia. They provide a volunteer beach safety service of the highest standard to our community of Broome and to the thousands of visitors who visit Cable Beach each year.  The season runs from May through to October inline with the Northern Territory.

Representative: Natasha Aristei

Broome Careers Expo Working Group

This dynamic local initiative is designed to inspire West Kimberley High School students, provide information on education, training and employment opportunities and connect them with the hard working businesses and services that exist in their community. It is an opportunity for both parties to connect faces to names and for employers to meet their future workforce. For the students creating a connection between their current education choices and future employment opportunities is critical to inspire them to achieve their goals and understand what is on offer in their own community.  The working group design and execute the Broome Careers Expo.

Representative: Elisabeth Lucke

Representative: Sharni Foulkes (CEO)

Kimberley Ports Authority (KPA)

The Kimberley Ports Authority’s (KPA) head office is located in Broome and is responsible for the Ports of Derby, Yampi Sound and Wyndham and directly manages the Port of Broome which is the principal deepwater port servicing the Kimberley region. Kimberley Ports Authority governing body is a board of five directors appointed by and responsible to the Minister for Ports.  

Operational Representative: Luke Westlake (KPA’s Chief Operating Officer)

Community Consultation Committee Representative: Elisabeth Lucke

Kimberley Pilbara Cattlemen’s Association (KPCA)

The KPCA is a not for profit industry development and advocacy body that represents a diverse range of producers with, on a cumulative basis, significant pastoral land holdings across the Kimberley and Pilbara and into the Gascoyne region of WA. The membership base is also inclusive of Aboriginal producers and a number of related businesses servicing the industry. Under the strategic direction of the Executive Committee, KPCA members (and the broader northern WA pastoral industry) are benefiting from proactive and collaborative issues identification and problem solving.

Representative: John Davidson

Broome Community Safety Working Group ( Safety Agents Institute of WA SAIWA)

Broome Community Safety Working group was formed under the Broome Shire’s Community Safety Plan and identifies actions the Shire of Broome will implement in partnership with agencies and the community to reduce the risk of crime and anti-social behaviour and improve community perceptions of safety. The Plan contains a number of key priority themes including a ‘Civic Leadership’ theme. The Community Safety Working Group is made up of, two positions assigned to Shire elected members, eleven positions for nominated stakeholders, and three for general community members.

Nominated Representative: Jo Armstrong

Community Representative: Sean Cooper