Community Safety

A safe community is one where people are able to pursue, and obtain, the fullest life possible without fear or hindrance from crime and disorder.

The Town of Port Hedland is responsible to the community for the quality of life issues that impact our residents and visitors. Because the Town of Port Hedland is closest to the community, we are well placed to assist Community Safety and Crime Prevention partnerships by facilitating the development of a local plan and “housing” the plan on behalf of the Port Hedland community.

The Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan (CSCP)

The Town of Port Hedland is currently in the process of reviewing and updating the Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan. This plan is a targeted, coordinated and consultative approach to reduce and prevent crime affecting the Port Hedland community. The plan outlines five (5) principal goals:

  1. To support families, children and young people;
  2. To empower communities and regenerating neighbourhoods;
  3. To identify and tackle priority offences in Port Hedland;
  4. To reduce repeat offending; and
  5. To design out crime using technology.

The Town is in the process of reviewing and updating the Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan. Please watch this space for updates on community consultation details.

The CSCP has a steering committee (named Hedland Community Safety Advisory Forum) which is a strategic funding leadership group made up of State and Federal representatives providing advice to the Town in the scope of community safety and best practice. The Terms of Reference (TOR) that guides this group is here. In conjunction to the steering committee is a sub working group (named Hedland Community Safety Action Group) comprising of front line services working within the realms of community safety and the issues that affect our community.