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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; 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; 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, 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.