Walking Forward

Building the foundations for a more secure economy.

The Newman community has embraced the need for new pathways to build the foundations for a more secure economy.

The resolve to address the failures of past and issues of today is strong and stakeholders have a vision for a more inclusive and sustainable future for Newman and surrounding remote communities.

Guiding Principles

Mutual Respect

We recognise all knowledge, culture and societies as legitimate and believe engagement between all contributors is built on shared understanding and respect.


We ensure there is always open communication and collaboration between agencies and we set our own individual priorities aside for the betterment of positive Newman outcomes.

A Common Philosophy

Any activity we undertake is congruent with our longer-term aims and we work to achieve alignment of strategy between key stakeholders and partners.

Substantive Equity

We acknowledge that to achieve equitable outcomes and equal opportunity, it is sometimes necessary to provide greater support to some individuals and groups.

Build Local Capacity

We invest in our strong local leaders to achieve positive outcomes and by building the capacity and providing opportunities for advancement.

A diverse economy that is inclusive to all.

MARTU TRANSLATION: Kujungka la nyaku yungunpa laltuku economyla ulu la karnyilku

The delivery of this plan will require the input of many and will be underpinned by the already strong collaboration taking place in Newman through the: District Leadership Group; the Newman Interagency Group; the Youth Interagency Network and other local groups. 

Along with the efforts of the many local entities including Karlka Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation, Jamukurnu Yapalikurnu Aboriginal Corporation, Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa, Martumilli, Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service, Newman Chamber of Commerce, The Shire of East Pilbara, local schools, community groups, government service agencies, other not for profits and local businesses.

Get involved

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