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Share Your Vision for the Port Hedland International Airport

14 October 2013


The Port Hedland International Airport is undergoing a $70.5 million transformation and the Town of Port Hedland is inviting all creative and inspiring community members to share their ideas on the future of the airport at a placemaking workshop on Monday 28 October.

The workshop will be held at the JD Hardie Youth Zone (Cottier Drive, South Hedland) from 5.30pm will be facilitated to encourage lively discussion of people’s visions and aspirations for the terminal and wider precinct.

“The Town of Port Hedland has a vision for the airport to become a modern and well-serviced gateway between the Pilbara and the world,” CEO Mal Osborne said.

“We want to hear from the community about how we can ensure the facility reflects our region, character and culture.

“The airport has up to half a million passengers passing through each year, and it is often the first and final port of call when travelling to and from Port Hedland.

"It is important for the Town and the community that the airport expresses our unique sense of place.”

Placemaking involves collaboration between groups of people to gain a greater understanding of the culture, qualities and wisdom of the community.

The desired result of placemaking workshops is to empower community members to view places in their community with a different perspective and be inspired by their collective vision.

Workshop participants will be guided to define the character and essence of the place they live in.

The outcomes from this workshop will be incorporated into the strategic planning for the Port Hedland International Airport Redevelopment program.

Please RSVP attendance to Executive Assistant - Community Development Caroline Fenton at eacd@porthedland.wa.gov.au by Friday 18 October 2013.

For more information on the placemaking workshop please contact Director Community Development Gordon MacMile at directorcd@porthedland.wa.gov.au or call (08) 9158 9339.

Community and passenger surveys will be conducted by the Town to provide further opportunity for sharing ideas and thoughts.

More information about the Port Hedland International Airport redevelopment program is available on the website at www.porthedlandairport.com.au.