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    Default Possibly moving to Port Hedland?

    My Husband is possibly getting on with a company in Port Hedland which would mean myself and now 5 month old daughter moving too. Is there any baby/mother groups, activities on in either Port or South Hedland?

    I have been there before so I have a vague idea of what the place is like but didn't have a child then!

    Would be good to hear back from some people!

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    I would like to meet up if you are still there? do you have an email address or something to chat first?

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    There's Cooke point playgroup in Port & Hedland playgroup in South. Hedland well women centre has a baby group thing if I'm not mistaken? There is plenty of things to do here with children just have to find time.

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    Hi are you ladies still in port Hedland?
    We might be moving up there for my husband job. I have small kids ....

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    Might be moving to Headland aswell within the next three months hopefully , are rentals and everything still just as dear now the bubble has burst a bit ?? And are the crime rates any better can some one shed some light please 😊

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    We have been in Hedland for nearly a year now. Yes, the bubble has burst in regards to housing but rents here are still much higher than major cities. Our house was $1500 per week when we first arrived but my husbands company has recently re-negotiated the rent to $900 per week, so big difference.

    In regards to crime, yes, it is high here BUT that's only in regards to theft and damage. If you do not lock up your vehicles and motorbikes, they will get stolen and set on fire. Having said that, I am yet to hear about any other crime. When I first arrived, I couldn't sleep at night thinking I was going to get murdered in my house. I think when people hear 'high crime', they immediately think about rape, murder, home invasion. It's not like that 😀

    It's not too bad here but it's hot! And the flies are revolting. Daycare is definitely an issue, there are only 2 in town that I would consider and they are usually both full. Because of the difficulty getting qualified childcare staff up here, they tend to take what they can get and usually, it's not good.😒

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    Hi All!

    I know this is an old thread but incase anyone wants to reflect on this one now.

    I am a local of 12 years to port hedland, and I also went to highschool up here also. I agree with most comments made so far, in regards to weather, crime, location etc... however there are still nice things to do up here. One thing I did see failed to be mentioned was the community collaboration and spirit. Hedland friends become your second family, and if they aren't, its probably because you didn't embrace the town like you could have.

    Everyone I know of personally that has given birth at the Hedland Health Campus speaks highly of the staff and the facilities and I look forward to my own experience in March next year.

    There are lovely beaches up here including pretty pool, and I would suggest being afraid. The odd croc sighting is definitely much less and far between then any shark sighting made down south. People are afraid because they haven't been around long enough to see the absence in place of the present.

    There were day care shortages and I believe the waiting list can be difficult however this is much better than it previously was and there is definitely more than two.

    For those who want to know more you can join the FB pages such as Everything Hedland and Hedland for sale, there are plenty of local people who are happy to point you in the right direction.

    cheers

    Ash


 

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