Community Safety

A safe community is one where people are able to pursue, and obtain the fullest life possible.

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 Plan (CSP)

The Town of Port Hedland is currently in the process of reviewing and updating the Community Safety Plan. This plan is a targeted, coordinated and consultative approach to strengthening community safety in Hedland. 

The Town is in the process of reviewing and updating the Community Safety Plan. Time frames for project:

December 18- February 19:
Map and Gap Analysis of Non-Government Organisations (NGO)
March 19: Data Collection and Analysis
April 19: Draft Community Safety Plan presented to governance groups for feedback
May 19: Open for public Comment
June 19: Awaiting Council adoption of Community Safety Plan 2019-2021 

The Community Safety Plan is guided by two governance groups, the Hedland Community Safety Advisory Forum comprise of Federal, State, Local and Industry representatives who act as an autonomous body from Council and provide advice, lobby and advocate for community safety issues and initiatives as a strategic leadership group for Hedland. 

The Advisory Forum works in partnership with the Hedland Community Safety Action Group comprising of grass roots working groups, to provide and gather localised knowledge and data for the Advisory Forum to inform their strategic decision making. The action group is also responsible for the implementation of community safety initiatives outlined in the Community Safety Plan or as per funding availability for such initiatives. 

Minutes of meetings:

Unconfirmed minutes for December 2018 and February 2019 Advisory Forum meetings. 

Summary notes of Hedland Community Safety Action Group February 2019. 

Request for Quote: Community Safety Plan 2019-2021

The Town awarded work to University of Western Australia to re-evaluate our previous practices, framework, governance structure and decision making models to understand how we can strengthen and improve our approach to a revised plan moving forward. The project is half way complete with community consultations taking place in February 2019. Update on community consultation times and places will be advertised. Please refer to further resources below.

Community Safety Resources

If you require further information please call the Community Safety Advisor on 08 9158 9300.