On behalf of the community, the DCA manages the Dampier Transit Caravan Park and Hampton Oval. We also provide equipment hire, such as tables and chairs. The DCA generates an income from these sources and others, such as advertising at the Red Dog Tourist Info Bay, books sales and fundraising initiatives like the Dampier Number Plates. This enables us to support our community by providing community sponsorship, holding grassroots events like Dampier Street Orienteering and also assists with the administration costs of running the Association.
Another of the DCA’s objectives is to inform our community of activities, achievements or issues that may affect them. We do this via emails, our FaceBook page and through our newsletter. The DCA also aims to facilitate discussion on issues and to communicate the collective view of members to government and other stakeholders on issues that may impact on Dampier, community members and surrounds. Recently we have liaised with the City of Karratha on Dampier’s Roaming with Red Dog Trail, the planned Lions Park upgrade and the proposed Foreshore Development, and we have also liaised with Rio Tinto on the planned upgrades to the Red Dog Tourist Information Bay.