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Council News TUESDAY 29 JULY 2014 Having trouble reading this email? View it in your browser.

Port Hedland hosts Deputy PM Warren Truss

Future development and leveraging federal funding was on the agenda as the Town of Port Hedland welcomed the Deputy Prime Minister the Honourable Warren Truss to Port Hedland last Thursday.

The Deputy Prime Minister was in Town to officially open the Great Northern Highway Realignment and took time from this busy schedule to meet with our Elected Members and Executive Team to discuss a range of topics including work being undertaken by the Northern Australia Taskforce and how we can obtain support for the development of the proposed Pilbara Fabrication and Services Common Use Facility at Lumsden Point.

Also on the agenda was support for our indigenous communities and current review into funding for Aboriginal and Islander families childcare services. The Town is eager to work with our Federal partners to ensure funding is in place for important services such as the Rose Nowers Early Learning Centre which is the only centre in town focussed on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island families.

Reminder - Community Conversations

The Town is holding its next Community Conversations forum tomorrow which will focus on Wedgefield.

The forum will be held at Zooby Cabinets (12 Munda Way, Wedgefield) from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

CEO Mal Osborne will be presenting on planned works that will be taking place in Wedgefield over the next 12 months, an update on the Town Planning Scheme Review and discuss compliance issues.

The Town's Executive Team will be answering questions from the floor and discussing any other topics community members wish to raise regarding Wedgefield.

There will also be a BBQ and refreshments for everyone who attends so get in quick so you don't miss out!

Please RSVP your attendance to catering purposes.


Friday 8 August

Comedy show - Managing Carmen

Looking for an excuse to have a night out with the girls? We've got the perfect solution!

The Matt Dann Theatre and Cinema is proud to be presenting the comedy show, 'Managing Carmen', written by critically acclaimed Australian playwright David Williamson.

Guaranteed to make you laugh out loud, 'Managing Carmen' is about Brent Lyall - Bronlow medallist, footy captain of the nation's most powerful team and loving boyfriend who also has a secret - he loves to dress up in women's clothing. His agent, Rohan Swift is fearful of this leaking to the press so goes to great measures to keep his secret from becoming public knowledge.

'Managing Carmen' is an interesting look at how our society has constructed gender roles and what it means to challenge these notions.

Tickets are still on sale and can be purchased on the Matt Dann Theatre and Cinema website.

Prices are $34 for adults, $31 for concession, $30 for Matt's Mates and $24 for under 18.

'Managing Carmen' is recommended for audiences aged 16 years and over as it contains coarse language and adult themes.




Community Funding and Donations - application round open

We're inviting all community groups and organisations to submit their application for the next round of Community Funding and Donations!

The Town is committed to supporting the local community achieve their goals and contribute towards building a vibrant attractive Pilbara's Port City.

Community groups and organisations can apply for either cash (max $2000) or in-kind support (such as waivering of fees, admin support etc). Applications will need to address the selection criteria as outlined in the Community Funding and Donations policy.

Final day to submit an application is Wednesday 27 August and all submissions will be considered by Council at the September Ordinary Council Meeting.

For more information, visit our website or contact the Town's Community Development team on (08) 9158 9365 or email



Win tickets to the North West Festival

The Town of Port Hedland has four double passes to give away over the next four weeks! To be in the chance to win, all you need is an Instagram account and creative flair.

First, follow the North West Festival Instagram account (@northwestfest).

Each week, will will post a new 'theme' for the competition and instructions on how to enter.

This week's theme is 'Pilbara Weekender' - simply post a photo of how you would spend a weekend with one of the artists performing at the North West Festival and tag @northwestfest and use the hashtags #nwf2014 and #pilbaraweekender.

Final day to submit your photo is Sunday 3 August, with winner announced on Monday 4 August as well as the new theme for the week.

You can enter as many times as you like, however you can only win once. Be as creative as you want!



Expressions of Interest - Marquee Park Splash & Play kiosk

The Town of Port Hedland is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from experienced hospitality providers who also have an innovative approach to business for the short-term management of the kiosk at Marquee Park Splash & Play.

We're looking for an individual or group who can continue to attract users to the park. The kiosk will provide an extra element to the park and build on the park's vibrancy.

Applicants will need to address the selection criteria outlined in the EOI document, which includes experience in hospitality and running a small business as well as a creative flair.

Marquee Park Splash & Play is a family park and is very popular during summer and school holidays.

For a copy of the document, or for more information please contact the Town's Community Development team on (08) 9158 9365 or email



Wednesday 30 July

Seeking EOI for Airport Committee vacancy

The Town of Port Hedland is seeking EOIs from residents who are interested in being involved in the Airport Committee.

The primary role of the Committee will be to ensure that the Port Hedland International Airport is recognised as a leading regional airport in the area of passenger and freight movements and customer satisfaction and to:

  • Implement key initiatives that are identified in the Airport Master Plan
  • Actively pursue the generation of income from a variety of sources at the Airport including through leases, rentals, advertising, freight and any other means
  • Upgrade terminal facilities including baggage screening and departure lounges
  • Contribute to the Port Hedland International Redevelopment program

The Airport Committee has statutory roles under the Local Government Act and is able to make decisions on the future of the airport.

If you are interested in being involved with the Airport Committee, please submit your application to the Town of Port Hedland by Wednesday 30 July 2014 to

Applications should include a brief CV and a letter stating why you want to be on the Committee.

For further information, contact Brett Reiss, Program Director Airport Redevelopment on 0418 537 159, or Ian McKay, Manager Airport on 9158 9603.


Town of Port Hedland Events

  • West End Movies - Casablanca, Saturday 9 August

Take a step back in time and relive the glamour of Casablancastarring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. This all-time Hollywood classic, rated as one of the top movies of all time, tells the tale of Rick, owner of Rick's Cafe Americain in Casablanca, Morocco. His chance encounter with past flame Ilsa sets into motion a series of events that has kept audiences captivated for decades. The West End Movies will be held in the Courthosue Gallery Gardens, with live music from 6pm and movie screening at 7pm. There will be limited deckhairs available (first come, first serve) however community members are welcome to bring their own chairs/rugs and movie snacks. Casablanca is rated PG.


Community News

If you have a community project, initiative or event you would like to promote, please email with details to include in Council News @ Your Fingertips.

  • Stay ChatTY fundraiser quiz night - Saturday 2 August

The Port Hedland Rovers Football Club are hosting a fundraiser quiz night to raise awarness and funds suicide prevention in memory of their teammate Ty McPherson. There will be door prizes to give away on the night and DJ Sven will be spinning his tunes throughout the night. Tickets are $20 per head, or $150 for a table of eight. To purchase tickets or provide donations, please contact Debbi Daccache on 0417 731 817. Doors open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start. Bar will be available on the night. Visit the Stay ChatTY Facebook page for more information.

  • YIC Charity Quiz Night - Friday 29 August

Crawford Realty and the Youth Involvement Council (YIC) will be hosting their annual charity quiz night on Friday 29 August and are selling tickets (single or table) now! All funds raised from ticket sales and on the night will go towards YIC, which assists young people in Hedland and surrounding areas considered to be at risk, disadvantaged, or in need of support. There will be a great selection of food and drinks available for purchase on the night, plus prizes, games and a live and silent auction to keep you entertained. The charity quiz night will be held at the Finucane Island Sports and Recreation Cluband start at 6pm, with live music from 9pm. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Crawford Realty South Hedland office on 9172 5300 or dropping in at Shop 2, 2 Byass Street, South Hedland.



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