On 11 May, the refurbished accommodation facility in Port Hedland, previously known as Mia Mia Workforce Accommodation, hosted its official opening under new operators and the new name of Waypoint Village.
Purchased by global food and support services company Compass Group, refurbishment of the facility commenced late 2021 with over $4 million invested into the local economy. On 1 April 2022 Waypoint Village opened its doors.
Contributing to economic growth and bringing much-needed additional accommodation options to the town of Port Hedland, the facility will be a welcome addition amid WA’s regional housing shortage and could help to relieve rental pressures in Port Hedland.
Providing 252 rooms, Waypoint has a kitchen/dining room, tavern/wet mess, gym, activity room, laundries and car parking.
“As well a focus on growing local employment and providing ongoing work for local and indigenous contractors, the Waypoint Village team looks forward to working with the community,” shares Toby Edmunds, General Manager of ESS Support Services Worldwide, the sector-brand of Compass Group Australia responsible for hospitality and facilities services across offshore and remote locations.
“During refurbishment we were proud to support the community by donating goods to Ashburton Aboriginal Corporation, Hedland Legal Services and Men’s Shed.”
With Hedland Men’s Shed building a new Shed next door to Waypoint Village, Compass Group Australia hopes to continue to build strong relationships within the Hedland Community.
The ceremony commenced with a Welcome to Country by a Kariyarra Elder, followed by speeches and a tour of the facility.
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About Compass Group
Compass Group Australia is the leading food and support services organisation, supporting clients in Australia since 1969. We engage more than 11,500 people as employees to operate in more than 500 locations, serving thousands of people every day through food and support services focused on health and wellbeing.
Our operations are extensive across Australia including both onshore and offshore facilities and reflect our diverse client base encompassing schools and universities, venues and leisure facilities, the energy, resources and Defence sectors, hospitals and aged care facilities, airline lounges and feeding thousands of people at work.
We proudly play an important role in supporting and creating careers paths for disadvantaged Australians and we source 81% of food and beverages from local Australian growers and manufacturers.