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Results of by-election in the hands of 11.5 per cent of voters.
Posted 01 March 2024 Results of by-election in the hands of 11.5 per cent of voters.

The result of the Town of Port Hedland by-election could be decided by just a few hundred people as voter apathy presents a risk of record low voter turnout.

Support for housing development
Posted 01 March 2024 Support for housing development

Town of Port Hedland councillors have recommended the Regional Joint Development Assessment Panel approves a $25 million, 75-unit residential development in South Hedland town centre.

Hedland Street Art Festival wins Asia Pacific award
Posted 29 February 2024 Hedland Street Art Festival wins Asia Pacific award

The Town of Port Hedland has received international recognition for the Hedland Street Art Festival held in 2023.

Council plans recycling centre and reuse shop
Posted 26 February 2024 Council plans recycling centre and reuse shop

Recycling and buying secondhand goods at the South Hedland Landfill is set to become a reality as the Town seeks construction contractors.

Gratwick Closes For Season
Posted 26 February 2024 Gratwick Closes For Season

Gratwick Aquatic Centre will be closing for the season on Tuesday, March 5...

Town disappointed Qantas scraps direct flights to Brisbane
Posted 14 February 2024 Town disappointed Qantas scraps direct flights to Brisbane

The Town of Port Hedland will scrap the direct flight service from Hedland to Brisbane after only five months.

Hedland sets the stage: 2024 Odyssea to feature big name rockers
Posted 08 February 2024 Hedland sets the stage: 2024 Odyssea to feature big name rockers

The Town of Port Hedland will bring Eskimo Joe and Dan Sultan to Hedland as part of the 2024 Odyssea Festival.

Local Government Extraordinary Election - Postal Election Notice
Posted 07 February 2024 Local Government Extraordinary Election - Postal Election Notice

Hedland’s community citizens celebrated
Posted 26 January 2024 Hedland’s community citizens celebrated

Port Hedland’s outstanding citizens have been recognised in the annual Community Citizen of the Year Awards.

Free camping area drives $3m into Hedland economy
Posted 23 January 2024 Free camping area drives $3m into Hedland economy

Survey data shows almost $3 million was injected into the Hedland economy in 2023 by visitors to the Town of Port Hedland’s RV overflow camping area.

First-ever dedicated Sustainability Advisor joins the Town
Posted 18 January 2024 First-ever dedicated Sustainability Advisor joins the Town

The Town of Port Hedland has appointed its first-ever Sustainability Advisor – a role dedicated to developing projects that create positive community and environmental outcomes.

Public statement
Posted 22 December 2023 Public statement

Public statement from the Town of Port Hedland about the South Hedland Bowling and Tennis Club.

Statewide - Section 3.59 of the Local Government Act 1995 (WA)
Posted 20 December 2023 Statewide - Section 3.59 of the Local Government Act 1995 (WA)

Public statement
Posted 18 December 2023 Public statement

Statement from the Town of Port Hedland.

New Community Safety Plan for a safer Hedland
Posted 14 December 2023 New Community Safety Plan for a safer Hedland

The Town’s new Community Safety Plan 2023-2026 (CSP) has been adopted by Council, following an independent evaluation by the University of Western Australia's Law School Criminology team.

JD Hardie Adventure Park proceeds to next stage
Posted 14 December 2023 JD Hardie Adventure Park proceeds to next stage

The Town of Port Hedland Council has endorsed concept designs for the JD Adventure Park.

Town to hold by-election after councillor resignation
Posted 14 December 2023 Town to hold by-election after councillor resignation

An extraordinary election will be held in March 2024 to replace Cr David Eckhart.

Town develops action plan from community survey
Posted 14 December 2023 Town develops action plan from community survey

The Town of Port Hedland will develop an action plan to demonstrate progress on key areas that are a priority for the Hedland community.

2023 Festive Season Operating Hours
Posted 12 December 2023 2023 Festive Season Operating Hours

Please be advised of changes to the Town's operations over the festive season period. Operating times vary across facilities and days.

Double win for Town of Port Hedland at 2023 Planning Institute Australia
Posted 23 November 2023 Double win for Town of Port Hedland at 2023 Planning Institute Australia (WA) Awards

The Town of Port Hedland celebrated two wins at the 2023 Planning Institute Australia (PIA) WA Awards last week.

Cash prizes on offer in Town's Festive Lights competition
Posted 15 November 2023 Cash prizes on offer in Town's Festive Lights competition

The Town of Port Hedland has launched its 2023 Festive Lights competition, with $3,750 in cash prizes up for grabs*.

Hedland’s sporting legends celebrated at 2023 Town and BHP Community
Posted 13 November 2023 Hedland’s sporting legends celebrated at 2023 Town and BHP Community Sports Awards

Celebrating local talent, ambition and the contribution of individuals and groups over the past 12 months, this year more than 90 nominations were received for nearly 60 nominees across the nine categories.

Town staff acknowledged with awards for acts of bravery
Posted 09 November 2023 Town staff acknowledged with awards for acts of bravery

Six current or former Town of Port Hedland staff were honoured at the Royal Life Saving WA Port Hedland Bravery Awards on Wednesday...

Hedland announced as a finalist in the Tidy Towns Awards
Posted 02 November 2023 Hedland announced as a finalist in the Tidy Towns Awards

Port Hedland has been selected as a finalist in this year’s Tidy Towns Sustainable Community Awards, an initiative from the Keep Australia Beautiful Council.

Youth-led program wins national award
Posted 02 November 2023 Youth-led program wins national award

The South Hedland Placemaking program has won the Best Regional/Rural Industry Contribution Award at the Parks and Leisure Australia national awards.

Town welcomes investment to help develop more housing
Posted 25 October 2023 Town welcomes investment to help develop more housing

The Town of Port Hedland welcomes the Western Australian Government’s announcement $22 million will be made available from the Port Hedland Voluntary Buyback Scheme for future housing development.

Town and De Grey strike multi-million-dollar partnership
Posted 13 October 2023 Town and De Grey strike multi-million-dollar partnership

De Grey has committed to funding a multi-million-dollar investment into mutually agreed projects.

Town launches Disaster Dashboard
Posted 09 October 2023 Town launches Disaster Dashboard

The Town of Port Hedland is keeping the community safe and informed during emergencies with a new online portal.

Campaign to increase voter turnout
Posted 21 September 2023 Campaign to increase voter turnout

The Town of Port Hedland is aiming to increase voter turnout to 30 per cent in next month’s local election with a new advertising campaign.

Celebrating Indigenous Literacy Day - empowering an inclusive reading
Posted 18 September 2023 Celebrating Indigenous Literacy Day - empowering an inclusive reading culture

Culture, stories, and languages of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were celebrated at South Hedland Library for the annual Indigenous Literacy Day event.

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