Supporting the Western Australian Community

Supporting the Western Australian Community

Contributing to strong and thriving Western Australian communities is at the heart of what we do

Last updated: 20 November 2023

Through long term partnerships with communities and organisations we want to ensure that the West Australian community continues to thrive.

Tom Price welcomes new early learning centre 

The Pilbara’s newest purpose-built early learning centre opened in Tom Price and now has over 250 children enrolled.  Built in partnership with the Shire of Ashburton, the new centre provides children with high quality facilities including nature play areas, water play, outdoor spaces and much more.   

Through a partnership with Rio Tinto the centre is operated by community organisation Nintirri. 

Nintirri Early Learning Centre Manager, Tina says the decade-long partnership with Rio Tinto shows the company’s commitment to the town of Tom Price and highlights the importance of early childhood educators and their significance in providing quality education for our children.  

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The future is bright for the Yinjaa-Barni Art Centre

A new manager for Yinjaa-Barni Art Centre in Roebourne has big plans, including taking to the world stage.

Talitha, the new Manager of Yinjaa-Barni Art started her role in May and is already shaking things up.

Talitha grew up in Western Australia, often travelling to remote communities with her family. With a Bachelor of Visual Arts majoring in painting and photography and her own successful arts practice, the new role captures many of Talitha’s passions.

The Roebourne gallery is a Pilbara tourist attraction, with visitors passing through the town welcome to drop in to watch the local artists paint, view the works and of course buy some art to take home. But Yinjaa-Barni is also a community  hub, with many ladies coming in daily for art and connection.

“They (the artists) are here every day painting away, painting their hearts out, they can be here at 9 o’clock in the morning until sometimes 6 o’clock at night and sometimes on weekends, it’s just a nice creative space for them to work,” Talitha said.

Talitha will take care of the day to day running and constant negotiation with curators and galleries across Australia and overseas.

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Talitha is excited for Yinjaa-Barni’ s future
Talitha is excited for Yinjaa-Barni’ s future

A decade of support for the Tom Price cadets

Cadet programs like the one in Tom Price create an environment for young people to learn essential skills and contribute to the safety of their community.

For Kayla, who has been a Cadet for 4 years, being able to help people when they need it most and learning new skills are just some of the reasons she loves the program.

“We learn basic first aid, CPR, rescue and recovery techniques, and leadership skills,” Kayla said.

Kayla is proud to be a Tom Price Cadet and learn new skills to support her community

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