Yandeyarra Community is located in the Pilbara region. The Community is on the bank of the Yule River, which can flood during the wet season. Flash floods can occur on the track and in surrounding areas. Generally a 4WD is needed, particularly during November – April. There is no fuel station, mobile phone reception or internet access. Residents and visitors need to be completely self-sufficient. ____________________________________________________________
Mugarinya Community is run by a Coumminty Council, made up of 12 members with 8 executive councillors. The Chairperson of the Community is Graham Coppin.
The Community is advised by a CEO, who coordinates all community activities. This position is currently vacant.
All visitors can contact Graham Coppin at the Yandeyarra Community Office on 9176 4883 to organise their visit, and present to the office on arrival.
The community in on a Native Reserve so non-Aboriginal people must get permission before entering. Permits can be obtained online through the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (formerly Department of Aboriginal Affairs).
The community is supported by an Administration Block / Office for the CEO, a Department of Health Medical Clinic, and a Royal Life Saving Pool.
Essential Services: All power, water and rubbish services are coordinated by Pilbara Meta Maya. Al Robertson is the Essential Services Officer for Pilbara Meta Maya and is based in the community.
Clinic: Residents have access to a Royal Flying Doctor Service Doctor and WA Country Health Service Nurse on Wednesdays from approximately 10am to 2pm. If there is an emergency at any other time, you must contact RFDS or visit the Hedland Health Campus in South Hedland.
Pool: The Yandeyarra Pool is open from 2pm – 6pm (closed Friday). Managed by Royal Life Saving, the swimming pool is a great way to cool off in the hot afternoon and runs a range of activities for children and adults. The pool is open from September – April.
Shop: Yandeyarra has a privately operated shop that supplies general provisions including fuel and takeaway meals for the community.
Atlas Iron – Community TV Donation
Yandeyarra Community is very appreciative of the generous donation of TVs from Wodgina and Mount Dove mine sites.
In October 2016, the mine sites organised a delivery to the community, and were grateful to receive TVs with set top boxes and remotes.
As Yandeyarra Community does not have a TV signal, the USB ports on the TVs are very useful for watching DVDs and gaming.
Huge thanks to all the Atlas Iron staff at Wodgina and Mount Dove for their effort and donation, and for their ongoing support of the school and the community.
Mobile Telephone Service – Coming Soon!
Thanks to the Australian Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program and the WA Government’s Regional Telecommunications Project, Yandeyarra Community will get mobile phone reception! Yandeyarra is one of many locations across WA to receive support under through the project.
As Yandeyarra does not have any access to phone or internet services, communication is difficult. The mobile tower will make a significant difference in the lives of all community members and visitors, who will be able to access the internet and phone services. The mobile tower will result in 4G service in the community and 3G in surrounding area.
The rollout schedule has Yandeyarra scheduled for completion by 2017. Find out more through the link above.