The Yawuru Nagulagun Roebuck Bay Marine Park and Yawuru Birragun Conservation Park was announced in Broome on October 7, 2016. The parks signify a major milestone in conservation and management of Yawuru sea country, including the world’s most productive intertidal mudflats, which are the feeding grounds for migratory shorebirds (gamirda-gamirda).The marine park covers 78,840ha from Gantheaume Point to Cape Villaret.
A second front page story on the Broome South Waste Water Treatment Plant in the Broome Advertiser, indicates growing concern in the community about pollution from the plant entering Roebuck Bay. The Department of Environment Regulation are nearing completion of an investigation to identify and remedy any deficiencies/issues with infrastructure, effluent disposal, throughput and treatment processes at the plant.
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.