Council backs community associations

Community Associations will once again receive substantial Council support in the new financial year thanks to the City of Karratha’s Annual Community Association Grant Schemes.

A total of $566,315 will be distributed between the Dampier, Point Samson, Karratha, Wickham and Yirramagardu community associations through the Annual Community Association Development (ACADS) and Birra Birra Ex-Gratia grants.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said community associations play a crucial role in our City, strengthening communities through events, projects and infrastructure development.

“The City’s Annual Community Association Grant Scheme enables the community associations of our five towns to direct City funds into projects they feel will have the most benefit for their communities, be it events, projects or infrastructure works,” Cr Long said.

“The Roebourne ANZAC Day commemorations, the provision of public exercise equipment in Point Samson, the Dampier Beachside Markets and many other initiatives like these are all projects that build a sense of place and belonging in our communities,” he said.

“Our Community Associations work hard to deliver programs that promote growth and contribute to the development of our communities and we will continue to support them in these works.”

Funding applications are considered based on the association’s ability to deliver project outcomes, alignment with Council’s strategic plan and the overall benefit projects will provide to the community.

For more information on the City of Karratha’s community funding opportunities visit