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Page 36 • MICEBTN - March-April 2019 wESTERN AUSTRAlIA Recharge + Explore Treat yourself to an enriching stay at The Westin Perth and experience a new level of sophistication in our spacious guestrooms and be amongst the first to enjoy the signature Westin experience in the heart of Perth. For a limited time enjoy overnight accommodation, breakfast for two in Garum by Guy Grossi and more from $285 per night. To book your stay visit westinperth.com or call +61 8 6559 1888 The Westin Perth 480 Hay Street, Perth, Western Australia 6000 ©2018 Marriott International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Preferred Guest, SPG, Westin and their logos are the trademarks of Marriott International, Inc., or its affiliates. For full terms and conditions, visit westinperth.com Sustainability plan for Broome’s Minyirr Buru Conservation Park WHILE Broome is renowned for a wide variety of visitor attractions – Cable Beach, Chinatown, Staircase to the Moon, rich (in many ways) pearling heritage and more – less well known is the Minyirr Buru Conservation Park. A management plan is now in place to preserve and en- hance parklands, adding to Broome’s appeal. The management plan was commissioned by the park’s joint managers, Yawuru PBC www.yawuru.com and the Shire of Broome www.broome.wa.gov.au Yawuru PBC is the shortened name of the Yawuru Registered Native Title Holders Body Corporate, formed to hold and manage native title for the Yawuru people. In turn the PBC set up Nyamba Buru Yawuru to hold land, generate income and deliver social programs for the ben- efit of the community. Minyirr Buru Conservation Park includes the dune areas running alongside Cable Beach and also incorporates a number of small coastal and inland reserves throughout the Broome town site. It has been described as ‘a living landscape’ incorporat- ing intertidal, sub-tidal and terrestrial zones and it is highly valued for its environmental and cultural values. The management plan is a 10-year blueprint for sus- tainable management of the Minyirr Buru Conservation Park. Work will continue to be undertaken by the shire; the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attrac- tions www.dbca.wa.gov.au, Yawuru Rangers and Yawuru PBC’s country manager team. Northbridge Piazza to be transformed A RenAISSAnCe of urban spaces has been evident around Perth over recent years and now one of the city’s iconic areas, northbridge Piazza, is being refreshed. City of Perth www.perth.wa.gov.au commissioner Gaye McGrath said that “following a review of the existing uses of the northbridge Piazza and Community Centre, the city has developed a vision of transforming the area into a creative and cultural hub for the community, which will also support local traders”. expressions of interest have been invit- ed from creative industry, cultural organisations and community groups, she said, “with ideas geared towards facilitating sector growth at the northbridge Piazza which can drive new community and activation outcomes”. The northbridge Piazza has the opportunity to be used for creative and cultural purposes across two main areas, or as one overall facility, McGrath pointed out. Whether it be technological initi- atives, arts, start-ups or community groups, said McGrath, “we want to drive diverse and creative cultural entrepreneurialism within the city”.