Positive impacts through the power of collaboration.

Newman Futures is a collaborative initiative launched in 2019 to build a diverse and sustainable economy that benefits everyone in the community. 

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. By fostering collaboration and innovation, Newman Futures is seeing incremental and comprehensive positive impacts within the community.

As a primary funding partner and backbone project member in The Newman Futures Project Partnership, BHP has played a vital role in driving the project’s strategic direction, coordination, and administration in collaboration with the Shire of East Pilbara and Creating Communities. 

With a commitment to sustainability and community engagement, BHP has provided crucial advocacy for the project and helped to ensure its success in transforming the town of Newman into a thriving and inclusive community.

The Shire of East Pilbara is a founding partner of Newman Futures and acknowledges the project’s importance in promoting job growth and economic prosperity in the region. To achieve this vision, the Shire has advocated for a comprehensive and collaborative approach to developments. 

By working together and sharing regional goals, the Shire can contribute towards realising a shared vision for the region.

Creating Communities’ role in the project has been to undertake stakeholder and community engagement to develop and co-create a collective strategy underpinned by a systems approach to build a diverse and inclusive Newman economy. 

As a backbone project member, Creating Communities role includes high levels of engagement with the Traditional Owners and Custodians, community members and stakeholders of Newman to ensure project design and delivery has broad community ownership. 

Traditional Owner / Indigenous Groups

  • Ashburton Aboriginal Corporation
  • Jamukurnu Yapalikurnu Aboriginal Corporation (JYAC)
  • Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa (KJ)
  • Karlka Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation (KNAC)
  • Martumili
  • Nyiyaparli Women’s Association
  • Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS)

Service Providers

  • 54 Reasons
  • Cecil Andrews College
  • Cleanaway
  • Dismantle
  • East Pilbara Independence Support (EPIS)
  • ESS, Kalgan’s Rest
  • ESS, Whaleback Village
  • Foodbank WA
  • Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation
  • Headspace
  • Mission Australia
  • Newman Basketball Association
  • Newman Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Newman Day Care Centre
  • Newman Junior Soccer Association
  • Newman Neighbourhood Centre
  • Newman Primary School
  • Newman Scouts
  • Newman Senior High School
  • Newman Visitor Centre
  • Newman Women’s Shelter
  • Newman Youth Centre
  • North Regional TAFE
  • Pilbara Education Partnership
  • Programmed
  • Save the Children
  • South Newman Primary School
  • St John Ambulance
  • STEMSmart
  • The Y
  • V Swans
  • West Coast Eagles
  • World Vision

Local Businesses

  • AGP Property Solutions
  • Bradley Hall Band
  • Budget
  • Coates
  • Core Hub
  • Customer First Contracting
  • East Pilbara Tyre Service
  • EPIC
  • EPIS
  • Froggy Services
  • Good Grocer
  • Hames Sharley
  • Newman Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Newman Cleaning Resources
  • Northfleet Bus Contractors
  • Ole Grandads Icecreams
  • Oreclean
  • Parnawarri IGA
  • Pirtek Newman
  • Rand Maintenance Services
  • Seren Bedlam Photography
  • St John Ambulance – Newman Subcentre
  • Stockman Engineering
  • Subway Newman
  • The Y
  • Wideglide Constructions
  • Woolworths


  • Aherns
  • Austmine
  • BGC
  • BHP
  • Calibre Group
  • Civmec
  • HE Parts
  • Komatsu
  • MACA Mining
  • Mader Group
  • Meshpoints
  • Monadelphous
  • PROK
  • Southern Cross Electrical Engineering
  • Wyndcorp


  • Department of Communities
  • Department of Communities – Child Protection
  • Department of Communities – Housing
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation
  • Pilbara Development Commission
  • Pilbara Population Health
  • Pilbara Regiment
  • Shire of East Pilbara
  • WA Country Health Service
  • WA Police – Newman

Get involved

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