Category: General Yule River preliminary workshop - Port Hedland

Posted: April 5th, 2024

Yule River preliminary workshop - Port Hedland

April 30, 2024

In 2023, YMAC’s Pilbara Regional Committee piloted a new a new approach in the lead-up to Yule River, hosting pre-event workshops designed to provide more opportunity for consultation and feedback.

From these meetings, the Yule River Working Group was established in in April 2023, who worked on drafting the Call To Action ahead of the Yule River meeting, and then refining the document after hearing community feedback on Day 1 of the 2023 meeting.

At their direction, YMAC is this year organising independently facilitated preliminary workshops taking place in Newman, Karratha, Roebourne and Port Hedland to ensure that community, government and industry can move forward together in making the Call to Action a reality.

This meeting will include:

  • Updates for community on progress to date on the Call to Action, specifically regarding responses from government following its distribution in December 2024
  • Discussions about potential ways forward for community with regards to a Pilbara “Leadership Group” to guide delivery on the Call to Action e.g. leadership criteria, role, representation.
  • Identifying what role Aboriginal community organisations could play in delivering and / or taking leadership on the Call to Action.
  • Assessing what support is needed to ensure the Aboriginal community can effectively engage in local solutions.
  • Finding ways to involve industry in partnering with community and government to deliver solutions.

The Port Hedland meeting will include an opportunity to share outcomes and information from the Newman, Karratha and Roebourne meetings, as well as offer allocated time to invited government representatives to provide updates on their current work in response to the 2023 Call to Action.

This workshop is open to Pilbara Aboriginal community members, including representatives from Aboriginal Corporations across the Pilbara.

To register your attendance for any of the planned workshops, please contact our Port Hedland office via phone at (08) 9160 3800, or by email to Robyn Budd at with your name, contact number, the meeting you wish to attend, if you are representing an organisation, and if you have any dietary requirements.

Milpaku Kuma Port Hedland Community Centre
McGregor Street
Port Hedland, WA 6721

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