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Page 46 • MICEBTN - FEBRUARY 2016 At the heart of the World Heritage Ningaloo Reef, and just metres from the pristine white sandy beaches of Coral Bay, Bill’s is a new, fully air conditioned venue ideal for your next meeting, function or incentive group. ~ Fabulous food & great service ~ Catering for up to 120 & offering a choice of function areas, your guests will enjoy a com- prehensive range of beer and wine to complement our delicious Platter, Buffet or Cocktail menus. Mix your business with pleasure – immerse in the wonders of the Ningaloo Reef Our friendly staff can also assist with accommodation and boat tour arrangements for your group if required. For enquiries, or to begin planning your ideal event, please contact: email@example.com WESTERN AUSTRAliA Broome one of four regional growth centres - moves good for visitors and business alike BROOME has been selected by the WA state government as one of four centres in a regional development plan to improve economic growth. Each of the four will benefit in its own right and be a driver for its surrounding region. The others are Greater Bunbury, Geraldton and Kalgoorlie. Ron Johnston, Broome’s shire president, said the shire would work with the Kimberley Development Commission on a growth plan addressing economic, social and infrastructure needs to help Broome grow into a vibrant regional centre. “It will put in place the necessary requirements for sustaina- ble growth and ensure Broome becomes globally competitive.” This is likely to strengthen Broome’s status as a visitor desti- nation, including in the C&I sector. Meantime, the shire is making good progress on Broome’s Jetty to Jetty Project and the Roebuck Bay Coastal Walk. The former is a herit- age trail linking historic Chinatown to the site of Broome’s old jetty at Town Beach, highlighting significant locations with interpretive signage. Johnston said the next step was to secure fund- ing for the ambitious Roebuck Bay Coastal Walk, which will feature new jetties, boardwalks and walkways. “Importantly the rapidly eroding pindan cliffs at Town Beach would be replaced with rock protection and terraced viewing areas for the popular Staircase to the Moon.” Collaboration between the shire, Yawuru traditional owners and the Department of Parks and Wildlife has also improved visitor access to Cable Beach. The Balarri and Birndany trail staircases, along with a viewing platform, give better access and viewing opportunities while conserving fragile sand dunes within Minyirr Park. broome, photo Visit broome Broome, Jetty to Jetty Grants to boost regions Thirty-nine visitor centres across regional Western Austral- ia will share in $1.1 million from the first round of the State government’s Regional Visitor Centre Sustainability Grants Program. The grants program, made possible by Royalties for Re- gions, was established to help drive innovation and breathe new life into visitor centres.