This area covers routine visits to Aboriginal Communities within the Town and all environmental health issues related to Aboriginal health.
The Town of Port Hedland will have an increasing role in relation to Aboriginal Communities due to the development of the Code of Practice for Housing & Environment Infrastructure Development in Aboriginal Communities in WA. Consultants under this Code of Practice are required to ensure that the local Councils in accordance with legislative requirements approve works carried out in Aboriginal Communities. This will greatly assist in maintaining acceptable standards of workmanship in Aboriginal Communities.
The Town of Port Hedland has a fully funded Environmental Health Officer position that is dedicated to Aboriginal Environmental Health.