With a large Lyngbya bloom impacting the seagrass meadows and food webs. RBWG have written to Water Corp, the State and Department of Environment Regulation (DER) re these worsening blooms and seepage of wastewater at Broome South Waste Water Treatment Plant (BSWWTP) and re-use of wastewater to irrigate sporting amenities. DER has reclassified the BSWWTP site as ‘Contaminated – Remediation Required’ based on hydrogeological reports/scientific research. The Golf Course and strip of UCL between the course, BSWWTP and Roebuck Bay has been classified as ‘Potentially Contaminated – Investigation Required.’
Positive news, RBWG held Broome’s first FILM FEST on Sep 3, showcasing 17 films, with 15 made for the fest. The event was a great success, with over 400 people attending. The aim of the FILM FEST is to showcase the bay’s extraordinary natural and cultural values and encourage community ownership in protecting these values.
Roebuck Bay Working Group is comprised of Traditional Owners and government, local community, conservation groups and business. We work collaboratively to solve issues, raise awareness and encourage research and monitoring which supports responsible management and protection of Roebuck Bay.