Newman Futures was launched in 2019 to build a diverse economy that is inclusive to all.

Building a diverse economy that is inclusive to all.

The way we live and work is being transformed by innovation and technology. BHP is collaborating closely with the Shire of East Pilbara and the community of Newman to grasp and leverage these opportunities. Their goal is to create a vision of what the future of work, training, and life will entail in Newman.

What is Newman Futures?

In 2019, Newman Futures was established with the objective of creating an inclusive economy that is diverse and sustainable. The adoption of new technologies has brought forth a new era of economics in the Pilbara, which has led to changes in production patterns, business models, and the nature of work.

Pathway to Here

For more than 60,000 years there has been a sustainable economy in the Pilbara. Rich connections between culture, language and country shaped how food, shelter, exchange and transmission of heritage took place. To this day the Nyiyaparli and Martu people retain these deep relationships.

Case for Change

There is an urgent need for action on key issues facing our society, such as climate change, social inequality, and economic instability. Newman Futures aims to inspire individuals and organisations to take meaningful steps towards a better future.

Walking Forward

Newman Futures focuses on building stronger relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Australia, recognising the importance of Indigenous knowledge and perspectives in addressing key issues such as climate change, social justice, and economic development. Walking Forward aims to promote reconciliation and understanding between communities through dialogue, education, and cultural exchange.

Newman Futures Partners

Newman Futures’ success and potency stem from the power of collaboration. The initiative brings together a range of stakeholders, including local businesses, government agencies, and community groups, to work towards common objectives.

Get involved

There are a number of ways you can get involved with the project, we’d love to hear from you.