All you need to know for Australia Day

Published on Thursday, 21 January 2021 at 9:31:48 AM

Australia Day celebrations will return to South Hedland Aquatic Centre and Kevin Scott Oval next Tuesday, 26 January 2021.

From 2pm – 5pm, the Hedland community are invited to enjoy an afternoon of fun at the BHP Community Pool Party to be held at South Hedland Aquatic Centre.

We would like to remind families that;

  • Children under the age of ten years must be supervised at all times by a person sixteen years of age or older
  • Children under the age of five years must at all times be within arm’s length of a person sixteen years of age or older

For patrons who are wanting to do lap swimming, we encourage you to utilise Gratwick Aquatic Centre for the duration of Australia Day.
The community will receive free entry to South Hedland Aquatic Centre for the duration of Australia Day.

From 5:30pm at Kevin Scott Oval, the free Pilbara Ports Authority Fireworks Spectacular will feature live music, food vans and family friendly activities will be on offer. The fireworks display will take place at 8pm.

Remember although us humans enjoy fireworks, your pets may not be as impressed by them. It is encouraged you bring you pets inside and give them a safe place to wait out the loud noises from the fire works.

The following areas will be closed during stated times;

  • Marie Marland Reserve (including dog park) will be closed off from the public from 12pm Monday 25 January – 12pm Wednesday 27 January 2021 due to safety regulations around fireworks.

Kevin Scott Oval Playground will be closed from 2:00pm Monday 25 January – 2:00pm Tuesday 26 January 2021 for pre event cleaning.

Traffic Management will be in place in the following areas from 4:30-9:30pm on Tuesday 26 January.

  • Closure of dirt parking area on the Eastern side of Kevin Scott Oval
  • Closure of Parola Court (access to ESS Gateway Village available via Nimingarra Court only)
  • Partial closure of Hudson Way (access to Club Hamilton still available)

In addition to existing parking areas at Kevin Scott Oval, the following areas are available for additional parking should this be necessary.

  • Faye Gladstone Netball Courts
  • Matt Dann Theatre & Cinema
  • Dreamer’s Corner

Please be advised that all Town of Port Hedland Australia Day events are family friendly drug and alcohol free events.
If you would like more information, please contact the Town on 08 9158 9300 or or visit the event webpage.

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