Community decides on 150 Roebourne

Community consultation has been key in developing four main concepts to recognise the 150th anniversary of Roebourne.

An update provided to Council this month saw Councillors vote to support the community’s direction and priorities in acknowledging the upcoming sesquicentenary in August.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said community consultation had been paramount in reaching the final four celebratory concepts, all of which can be achieved within Council’s $100,000 budget.

“Throughout this process it has been of utmost importance to us that the people of Roebourne are able to acknowledge the 150th anniversary of their town in ways they feel are most appropriate,” Cr Long said.

“These final concepts are the result of significant consultation with the community over a number of months, including many public meetings at Andover Park, where all were encouraged to share thoughts and ideas on how best to acknowledge the 150th anniversary of their town,” he said.

“Through these meetings the community and City of Karratha officers were able to work together to collate a list of potential ideas and the final concepts were decided via preference voting.”

The concepts include a program of community driven events over 5 days; community designed T-shirts; an interpretive panel for Roebourne Town cemetery; and town sculptures and honor board.

In addition to this the City of Karratha is continuing to progress the Roebourne Heritage Trail, Ngurin Bush Tucker Trail, Mt Welcome Lookout and pictorial history book projects to coincide with 150 Roebourne acknowledgements.