Pormpuraaw

Bio

Pormpuraaw is on the west coast of Cape York, about 500 kilometres from the tip of Australia and approximately 700 kilometres north of Cairns, just south of the Edward River. It is home to Thaayore, Wik, Bakanh and Yir Yoront People.  Pormpuraaw is a beautiful community that is well known for its coastal location, magnificent sunsets and fishing experiences. Pormpuraaw also has an art and culture centre that the local community is very proud of.  This is an artistic hub in the community with it being a meeting place for much of the community including many of the Elders.

Pormpuraaw Proud is an activity based around community beautification that has completed projects such as landscaping and cemetery maintenance in the community. Upcoming projects for the wet season will be installation of exercise equipment at the beach front and also landscaping of the brand new CDP office. This activity also works in with Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council’s parks and gardens crew and assists to complete projects including recent Bull Ride and cultural festival set up for which Rise was a major sponsor.

Tourism and partnerships opportunities are expanding with the art and culture centre and Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council.  There is also an application for funding for the development of a café/bakery in Pormpuraaw by Pormpuraaw aboriginal Shire Council.

Our community connections include: Pormpuraaw aboriginal shire Council; Qld Health RFDS; Pormpuraaw Police; Pormpuraaw art and Culture Centre; Pormpur Paanthu Aboriginal Corporation; Pormpuraaw United Brothers Sports Club; Pormpuraaw State School; Apunipima; Edward River Crocodile Farm; Pormpuraaw Kiosk

Pormpuraaw Posts

RISE Ventures Celebrates CDP Success

RISE Ventures is extremely proud of the work we are doing through the Community Development Programme. Partnering with local people, community and employers we are gaining real momentum and improving the lives of people who find work and build their careers. This is not an easy contract and we must engage with local communities to…

The Bull Has Arrived Pormpuraaw

Pormpuraaw community has welcomed the arrival of RISE Ventures mechanical bull. The idea for having a mechanical bull came from understanding the connection local people have had historically with the cattle industry and their love of country. By purchasing a mechanical bull we are able to provide an outlet for the community which fits with…

Community Advisory Board Pormpuraaw

Today in Pormpuraaw our first formal Community Advisory Board met to discuss Youth Engagement, a Training Centre at Baa’s Yard, reopening the local abattoir and bakery, cattle holding yards and development of homelands. Welcome to our new Advisory Board members we look forward to working closely with you and the community – (Left to right) Leah…

Job Seeker of the Week: Vincent William

Vincent is a young cultural leader in his community who is stepping up to do more. Through his participation in our hosted activity with Pormpur Paanthu Aboriginal Corporation Men’s Group, Vincent was able to demonstrate his leadership skills and working ability. Due to this opportunity Vincent has now been offered paid work with Pormpur Paanthu…