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About the

DAMPIER COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

 

 

The Dampier Community Association’s (DCA) purpose is to represent and promote the civic and social advancement of Dampier that sustains a quality of life and community pride for all residents.  The DCA has been operating since 1968 and was incorporated as a not-for-profit community group in 1977.

Through City of Karratha funding and corporate sponsorship, the DCA hosts Dampier based community events such as the Beachside Markets and Sunset Movies, and annual events including the Art Awards, Citizen of the Year Awards and the Billy Cart Derby.  We have also constructed small-scale community facilities around Dampier including: additional playground equipment, BBQ’s & Junior Bike Path at the Lions Park; the Hampton Oval Pirate Playground; Windy Ridge Oval Playground; the Hampton Oval BMX Park, bike racks, seating & shelter; and the Nature Play Space in the Town Centre Playground.  Over the past few years we have made improvements to existing community facilities such as: lighting and sound equipment at the Community Hall; map and plinth at the Lookout; fencing at Hardey Reserve; lighting at the Lions Park; plus various enhancements to the Transit Caravan Park.

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 and Transit Caravan Park, fundraising initiatives like the Dampier car number plates and Dampier fishing shirts and also via the sale of local books and merchandise.  This enables us to support our community by providing community sponsorship, holding local grassroots events 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 Blog page.  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.  Some example of this include: liaising with the City of Karratha on Dampier’s Roaming with Red Dog Trail, the Lions Park upgrade and the Foreshore Development; and liaising with Rio Tinto on the Red Dog Tourist Information Bay upgrade.