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.
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.
Number of people who have participated in welcome activities
Perception of sense of security
New and existing residents of all backgrounds feel welcome in Hedland
Kick-start a Foundational Partner Multi-Year Initiative – Welcome to Hedland with TBC
- 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
Initiate activities to connect and welcome people to others in their street
- 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
People’s sense of safety in Hedland is improving
Establish a Safe Hedland advocacy Partnering Initiative
- 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
All people in Hedland feel valued in Hedland
Kick-start a Foundational Multi-Year Hedland RESPECT Initiative
- 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.