City of Karratha

Dampier Community Hub Project

The project is to construct a new purpose built Community Hub facility in the town of Dampier. A funding partnership for the project has been signed by the City of Karratha and Rio Tinto.

The architects appointed to the project are Gresley Abas Architects. The project is now under construction.

Project Cost

$18,000,000 Total

$9,400,000 – Rio Tinto

$6,500,000 – State Government – Royalties for Regions program

$1,000,000 – Lotterywest

$1,100,000 – City of Karratha


Start Date

February 2015



Stage 1: Refurbished community Hall – Mid-year 2015

Stage 2: All other elements – Early 2016 

Stage 3: Officially open 9 July 2016


Project Overview

A new multipurpose facility in the heart of Dampier significantly bolstering the town’s community facility offering and reinvigorate the town centre. Creating an iconic community hub in the heart of Dampier the new facility provides a number of indoor and outdoor spaces including a new early learning canter, public library, multipurpose meeting rooms and community spaces, refurbished community hall, a coffee kiosk facility and landscaped entrance and parking area.

The Dampier Library and a number of community groups running programs from the existing community hall were temporarily relocated to alternative sites in Dampier while construction took place.

For more information on specific programming changes please contact the following groups.

Latest News

View our latest media releases about the project:

Dampier Hub moves forward

Community hub a step closer

Latest piece to funding puzzle to make Dampier hub a reality

Dampier hub set for construction

Hub soon to take shape in Dampier

Construction gets underway at Dampier Hub

Hub funding puzzle complete with Lotterywest grant

Hub closer to completion with opening of new-look community hall


More Information

For more information about this project please contact the City on 08 9186 8555 or