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South Hedland Place Plan

The Town of Port Hedland is currently developing the South Hedland Place Plan to facilitate a community-driven approach that better connects and engages residents, businesses and stakeholders.

The aim of the Place Plan is to guide government, community, business and property industry collaboration, to create a safer, more attractive and vibrant South Hedland City Centre.

What is Placemaking?

Placemaking is both an ethos and a practical application to improving places. It focuses on collaboration, communication, connections and mutual responsibilities for creating places that people love and feel connected to. ‘Place’ is an important organising principle that can cut across disciplines, silos and business as usual processes and provides for improved outcomes. 

It is an approach that enables the community to be directly involved in designing a blueprint for improving their place. It is a way for Council and the community to work together and channel resources to improve the place's livability. Placemaking can shape decisions made about how the South Hedland City Centre is developed into the future. In its absence, decisions made may not reflect the sentiment of local businesses, residents or the general community.

The outcomes of the South Hedland Place Plan will guide the development of future activities that you'll be able to get involved with and experience for yourself, and may include public space and streetscape upgrades, art projects, events and community and business services. 

What consultation is taking place?

The Town has engaged Town Team Movement to develop the South Hedland Place Plan. A mix of online and in-person consultation will be taking place to uncover a cross-section of community perspectives. We want you to engage with this project and will coordinate many opportunities to get involved. This is your chance to build an even stronger and healthier community in South Hedland. 

An online survey is coming soon - come back to this page throughout April for updates.

The focused in-person consultation activities will run from Tuesday, 20 April until Friday, 23 April 2021. 

  • Join us at the interactive 'Dotmocracy' session at the South Hedland Square Shopping Centre on Wednesday 21 April from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. You do not need to book, just show up and answer a few short interactive questions to inform the future of the South Hedland City Centre.
  • Register to join our 'Walkshop' - explore City Centre sites through a walking tour and give your views. Further information will be shared confirming the date, time and registration.
  • Join the Youth interactive session during existing SLAM programming at the JD Hardie Youth & Community Hub on Friday 23 April from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

COVID Safety

Please note, in order that a COVID safe environment is maintained, physical distancing will be observed for in-person activities, hand sanitiser will be supplied and participants asked to check into the WASafe App on arrival. Please do not attend a session if you are unwell. Events may be cancelled should the health situation change.