Gresley Abas

Dampier Community Hub

Dampier Community Hub

Dampier Community Hub

The Dampier Community Hub was officially opened in April 2016 with great celebration amongst the local community.

The process to design, document and deliver this project was inclusive of the local community, City of Karratha and Rio Tinto to ensure that the services it provides have a strong focus on community facilities and compliment the surrounding precinct.

The result is a unified community hub that includes a refurbished community hall, new library facilities, multi-purpose spaces, an early childhood centre and a flexible community and business support centre.

The project is located on a challenging site with significant grade changes cascading across the landscape towards the ocean from a rocky outcrop. The building rests on the natural ground level as much as possible, integrated with the landscape to create active and passive parklands. This creates nature play opportunities for the variety of children’s spaces throughout the project.

An effective stakeholder review and consultation process driven by the design team has produced a highly innovative and sustainable facility that has delivered a much loved Hub for the community of Dampier.

karratha, Western Australia

City of Karratha


Commendation, Colorbond Award for Steel Architecture, Australian Institute of Architects (WA)