Supporting our community

(L to R) Lloyd Patch – Nullagine Community and Roy Hill’s Adam Norton

Since delivering our first care pack in April 2020 at the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve continued to work with the local Police and Foodbank WA to provide crucial support to our remote communities and Traditional Owners.

Our Community Development Team recently delivered 470 care packs to communities across the Pilbara.

The care packs contain essential items including non-perishable foods, cleaning and hygiene supplies.

Norm Roe, Supervisor Stakeholder Engagement and member of the Community Development team, helps deliver the packs.

“When all the communities were locked down during COVID, it was difficult to get resources in and out of the areas. Since re-opening the areas, we’ve continued supporting those communities with food and cleaning care packs,” said Norm.

(L to R) Roy Hill’s Norm Roe and Harry Mackie from the Ashburton Aboriginal Corporation

“With some of the communities challenging to get hold of, we worked with the local police to help ensure the packages were being delivered to the older and more vulnerable members of the communities first.”

Having already delivered over 2000 packs to date and with 680 packs to be delivered before the end of the year, the team are looking at other ways they can expand their contribution to the community.

After extensive consultation through the team’s community networks, care packs were created on demand for food, cleaning and hygiene shortages.

The packages are currently being delivered to communities throughout Port and South Hedland, Strelley, Warralong, Marble Bar, Yandeyarra, Nullagine and Perth. Plans are also underway to expand the deliveries to more areas after the new year.

The Community Development team is currently also working with ISS and ESS to deliver fruit and vegetables to surrounding schools.