Port Hedland has been the focus of increasing attention related to issues of community safety and anti-social behaviour. It is recognised that the factors contributing to these issues are complex. It is also recognised that Indigenous people continue to suffer from significant socio-economic disadvantage and that this contributes to the current problems being experienced in Port Hedland.
This report seeks to promote a multilateral and targeted approach by all stakeholders to improve outcomes for Indigenous people in Port Hedland. It provides an overview of existing programs and services available to Indigenous people in the region. It also presents demographic data on the Indigenous population and provides an analysis of key issues and priorities under the key themes of: