Moving forward together

Navigating change through the power of community

The pace of change is accelerating more than at any other point in history. Navigating this change is tough but opportunities abound if we move forward together.

Latest Work

Sharing knowledge and ideas to create real influence

What is the point of a good idea, if the idea is not shared? At Creating Communities, we aim to capture opportunities to move communities forward, equipping people and organisations with the skills, thinking and ideas to navigate today’s profound challenges.

Keeping remote Indigenous communities safe during COVID

As part of the work we do on the Newman Futures project, we collaborated with partners and stakeholders last year to ensure Martu people living in the remote Western Desert communities are able to stay on, or quickly get back to Country during COVID. To help raise awareness of these projects, we produced these three short films in partnership with Prevailing Winds Productions, which highlight the profound impact that these services are having on the lives of these communities, particularly now with Western Australia’s borders open to the world.

Hitting the high notes with a 6-star Green Star – Communities rating

To achieve a 6-Star Green Star – Communities rating, Green Building Council Australia assesses the planning, design, and construction of large-scale development projects at a precinct, neighbourhood and/or community scale. It provides a rigorous and holistic rating across five impact categories – governance, liveability, economic prosperity, environment and innovation. Creating Communities is proud to have worked with DevelopmentWA and consultants Hames Sharley and UDLA in leading the extensive community engagement process which informed the Subi East masterplan and contributing to the submission for the 6 Green Star Communities rating.

Satellite technology in remote communities

The Aboriginal Empowerment Strategy, developed by the WA Government in 2019 advocates that “Aboriginal people, families and communities should be empowered to live good lives and choose their own futures from a secure foundation.” One of the key principles of the Strategy is that services to Aboriginal people are accessible so that “they are not disadvantaged by geographic location, cultural and language background or access to technology.” Creating Communities has been incredibly proud to be involved in a project that is helping empower First Nations peoples with the installation of telehealth and digital services to First Nations peoples living in remote Western Desert communities.