Key Community Priorities

The Bidyadanga EYP community and working group is committed to achieving the following outcomes for all.

Priority #1

Child Development

To increase the number of children meeting developmental milestones and entering school developmentally ready
(as measured by the Ages and Stages Questionnaire and Australian Early Development Census tools [adjusted
for cultural relevance as appropriate]).



Priority #2

Parent Health

To strengthen cultural identity and overall wellbeing of parents and carers to enable positive parenting practices.

Priority #3

Family Financial Wellbeing

All children aged 0-4 years live in households with an adequate standard of living.

Priority #4

Community Physical and Social Aspects

To create the physical and social infrastructure in the community that strengthens the cultural identity of families and supports families to care for their children.

Priority #5

Community Service Aspects

To provide culturally safe, coordinated health and wellbeing service delivery within Bidyadanga.

Local Working Group

A new approach to co-designing, implementing, and evaluating the delivery of early childhood and family services.

The Early Years Partnership local working group oversees the development and implementation of a local community plan, aimed at improving children’s well-being and school readiness.

The Community Plan is an active document that outlines the community’s priorities for achieving better outcomes for children and their families. The working group work together to provide specialist advice, local knowledge, and transparent decision-making, to inform the strategic and operational priorities of the EYP in Bidyadanga and ensure these are successfully achieved to meet the local need.

Through the EYP, families and communities are supported to identify what they need to help their children grow.

The group captures the voices of families, community members and service providers, including Government and not-for-profit services.

Other relevant stakeholders are invited to participate on an as-needed basis.

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Local Partner Organisations

Bidyadanga Aboriginal Community La Grange Inc

Bidyadanga is the largest remote Aboriginal community in Western Australia with a population of approximately 850 residents and is home to the Karajarri, Juwalinny, Mangala, Nyungamarta and Yulpartja language groups.

Rich in history, art and culture and with a developing economy, Bidyadanga has many community facilities and infrastructure to support community’s people.

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Ltd (KAMS)

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Ltd (KAMS) is a member based, regional Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO), providing support and representing the interests of eight independent ACCHOs from towns and remote communities across the Kimberley region of Western Australia, and Kimberley Renal Services, which is a wholly owned subsidiary.

Acknowledgement of Country

We would like to show our respect by acknowledging the Karajarri people who are the Traditional Custodians of this land. We would also like to acknowledge the Juwalinny, Mangala, Nyungumarta and Yulpartja people, who also call this place home. We would like to pay our respects to their Elders both past, present and emerging, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who reside here today.