Parnpajinya community

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Parnpajinya
Western Australia
Parnpajinya is located in Western Australia
Parnpajinya
Parnpajinya
Coordinates23.341°0′S 119.743°0′E / 23.341°S 119.743°E / -23.341; 119.743Coordinates: 23.341°0′S 119.743°0′E / 23.341°S 119.743°E / -23.341; 119.743
Elevation47 m (154 ft)
Location2 km (1 mi) north-east of Newman
LGA(s)Shire of East Pilbara

Parnpajinya is a small Aboriginal community, located proximate to Newman in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia, within the Shire of East Pilbara.

Background[edit]

The community is accessed via a sealed road from the Great Northern Highway, approximately 2 km north-east of Newman. The estimated population of Parnpajinya is 40 people. The residents generally identify themselves as being either Martu or Niabali people. The population fluctuates considerably due to its location proximate to Newman.

Town Planning[edit]

Parnpajinya Layout Plan No.1 has been prepared in accordance with State Planning Policy 3.2 Aboriginal Settlements, and was endorsed by the community on 8 August 2002 and the WAPC on 25 January 2006. The Layout Plan map-set and background report can be viewed at http://www.planning.wa.gov.au/communitylayoutplans/2920.asp