CI definition: collective impact involves the commitment of a group of people from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a social problem.

Naked Collaboration Network

A collective impact approach is used when wicked social issues exist within the community and resources are finite. Collective impact draws upon a structured collaborative approach from different sectors, to create long term positive change. In March 2019, Rural Health West in partnership with WA Primary Health Alliance, WA Council of Social Services and the Pilbara Development Commission held a two-day Collective Impact Forum, facilitated by Jen Chaplin (Collaboration for Impact). 45 people from 28 Pilbara based organisations attended the Forum.

Following the Forum, the Naked Collaboration Network was established. This is an online network for individuals and organisations who are interested in the collective impact process, to stay connected and access relevant tools and resources. Within the Network, members are encouraged to identify gaps in the community where a collective impact approach may be used to overcome the issue.

Keen to participate: If you would like to be added to the mailing list, email Fiona Lucey.

Karratha Public Health Network

Established by the City of Karratha’s Environmental Health team, the Karratha Public Health Network brings together a cross section of organisations who have a keen interest in improving the health and wellbeing of City of Karratha’s community. Through the Network, organisations from different areas such as health, education, justice, housing, community services etc., come together to share information about upcoming events, projects, and good news stories. Where community resources are finite, the Network also provides the opportunity for organisations to collaboratively work together and share knowledge and resources to address identified gaps in community. Currently, there is representation from over 30 organisations in the City of Karratha within the Network.

2020 Meeting dates:

  • Wednesday 26th February, 2020
  • Wednesday 27th May, 2020
  • Wednesday 26th August, 2020
  • Wednesday 25th November, 2020

Time: 11:00am-12.30pm

Location: WA Centre for Rural Health, Karratha or via VC

Membership: the meetings are open to anyone with a keen interest in supporting cross community collaboration, with a general interest in improving the health and wellbeing of the City of Karratha community.

Keen to participate: If you would like to attend a meeting or be added to the mailing list, email Fiona Lucey.

Hedland Collective

It is the concept of Hedland as home that underpins the Hedland Collective’s drive to promote and develop Hedland as a safe, welcoming and vibrant community that attracts and retains residents and businesses. A home is not only a place where you live, but also a place where you are supported, where you feel safe, that has opportunities and a place that you take pride in. The Hedland Collective is a group of community members, organisations and businesses that have come together to make a positive impact on Hedland. There is a wealth of services and amenities in Hedland, and we believe that by working together in a more coordinated way we can help make Hedland an even better place to live for us all. Recent initiatives that the Hedland Collective has working on have been:

  • Hedland Childcare strategy- with the Town of Port Hedland and local childcare providers
  • School Based Traineeships- with Hedland Senior High School
  • Hedland Community Safety Plan- a member of the Town of Port Hedland’s Hedland Community Safety Forum
  • Stronger Together COVID-19 response

Newman Futures

The Newman Futures project was initiative by BHP and the Shire of East Pilbara in January 2019 to explore how innovation and new technologies could be harnessed to service the public interest. Newman Futures has four working groups:

  • Culture and County: Recognition and acknowledgement of different ways of seeing, interacting and being in the world
  • Liveability and Wellbeing: Solid foundations for community and economic participation
  • Education and Training: Equipping and reskilling people of all ages and demographics to participate in the economy
  • Economy and Work: update of innovation and technology across mall to large and indigenous businesses

COVID-19 Stronger Together Community Boards

Both Newman Futures and Hedland Collective has developed ‘Stronger Together Community Boards’ in response to the current COVID-19 crisis.

Hedland Collective: https://hedlandcollective.commonfutures.com.au/
Newman Futures: https://newman.commonfutures.com.au/