City of Karratha

Roebourne Services and Facilities Strategy

In February 2019, the City of Karratha and Department of Communities engaged Keough Bay Consulting to review the current level of community service provision and suitability of existing facilities within the town of Roebourne to support these services. The project also aimed to determine what facilities were required to meet the future needs of the community.

Following an extensive consultation period, the report identified 10 recommendations which were reviewed by the Project Working Group and the Roebourne community. These recommendations not only target City delivered services but are relevant to a range of stakeholders operating within Roebourne. Read the report.

City officers reviewed the 10 recommendations and identified the City’s focus areas which will guide an initial 12-month action plan implemented from 2020-21. Some of these actions will inform future works for Roebourne. The action plan was endorsed by Council in January 2020.

Action 1                

Prioritise City programming across youth, recreation, arts development and events in Roebourne.
Action 2Progress fit-out of the Old Roebourne Library to support a Government One-Stop-Shop in partnership with the Department of Communities.
Action 3Expand town beautification master planning in Roebourne to include landscaping along river bank.
Action 4Progress the reinstatement of the cultural name for the Harding River to Ngurin River.
Action 5Review and update the master plan for the Roebourne recreation precinct, including the community hall and surrounds.
Action 6Continue to advocate with the Department of Education to expand the use of the Roebourne District High School facilities for adult education.
Action 7Support the establishment of a Roebourne Business Council.
Action 8Engage a consultant to undertake a feasibility assessment and concept plan of a market hall retail space in Roebourne.
Action 9Undertake cost/benefit review to understand the role of the Ngurin Centre as the arts retail and development hub for the Roebourne community.
Action 10Continue to work in conjunction with the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage and the Roebourne Community on future maintenance and conservation of the Heritage Precinct buildings.