Our Pathways

Welcome

We believe in a Hedland where everyone feels welcome and where we walk together with mutual respect.

Port Hedland is home to the Kariyarra people who have cared for these lands and waters for many thousands of years. We recognise and respect the strength and resilience of the Kariyarra people and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future. We thank the Kariyarra people for welcoming us to these lands.

Today we are a community of over 48 nationalities. Together we commit to celebrating all cultures, keeping the tradition of welcome to country strong to ensure we enter and reside in these lands with respect, walking together as equals, treating each other with dignity, so all people belong, stay safe and thrive.

GOAL

Everyone feels welcome and walks together with mutual respect

HEDLAND COLLECTIVE ROLE

Support welcome activities, promote positive narratives of Hedland and facilitate connectivity to others in the community.

MEASUREMENT

  • Number of people who have participated in welcome activities

  • Perception of sense of security

OBJECTIVES

STRATEGIES

ACTIONS

LEAD PARTNER

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New and existing residents of all backgrounds feel welcome in Hedland

Kick-start a Foundational Partner Multi-Year Initiative – Welcome to Hedland with TBC

HIGH PRIORITY
  • Engage with TBC to negotiate and develop a program of Welcome to Hedland events, education and experiences to tourists, businesses, schools and newcomers to Hedland

TBC

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Initiate activities to connect and welcome people to others in their street

IN PROGRESS
  • Commence promotion of activities through StreetNet to welcome new neighbours to their communities
  • Provide information on local events and ensure that there are events for all cultures

TBC

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People’s sense of safety in Hedland is improving

Establish a Safe Hedland advocacy Partnering Initiative

IN PROGRESS
  • Participate and provide input into the involvement in the Town of Port Hedland’s Community Safety Planning
  • Promote community safety information on the Hedland Collective Community Board

TBC

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All people in Hedland feel valued in Hedland

Kick-start a Foundational Multi-Year Hedland RESPECT Initiative

HIGH PRIORITY
  • Engage with TBC to negotiate and develop the Hedland RESPECT initiative to build cultural understanding and responsiveness in organisations and to equip and to build constructive relationships and practices in Hedland to ensure that Hedland places and institutions are welcoming to people of all ages and heritages.

TBC

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