Protesters given a day to dismantle camp
Broome Shire giving notice to Manari Road protesters. Picture: Rod Hartvigsen

Broome Shire rangers have given protesters camped on the road to James Price Point 24 hours to dismantle their camps and move on.

Broome Shire President Graeme Campbell confirmed in the early hours of this morning rangers had moved in and issued notices to around 15 of 20 tents currently stationed at the Manari Road camp.

“It is an operational matter, but I understand some notices were posted on tents,” Cr Campbell said.

Broome Community No Gas Campaign spokeswoman Nik Wevers said the written notice advised that protesters who did not comply would receive a $100 fine per person per day.

It is understood semi-permanent structures were not required to be moved.

Ms Wevers said protesters had accepted the notices but were not ready at this stage to disclose whether they would comply with the shire’s move on notice.

Yesterday, about 30 protesters were gathered on the road to James Price Point waiting for shire rangers to deliver the move on notices.

Cr Campbell has warned illegal campers all over the town would be targeted at the same time as part of overall compliance with shire by-laws.

The West Australian

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