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.  Please watch this space for updates on community consultation details.

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 grassroot working groups, to provide and gather localised knowledge and data for the Advisory Forum to inform their decision making strategically. 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. 

  • The Advisory Forum's Terms of Reference (TOR) is here
  • Confirmed Minutes of the previous Advisory Forum meeting- 11 June 2018 here.
  • Revised governance structure adopted by the Hedland Community Safety Advisory Forum on 21 August 2018. 
  • ACTION REGISTER available here. 

Additional Resources

Banned Drinkers Register, Frequently Asked Questions- Fact Sheet

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