Endorsed today by Hon. Colin Barnett, Premier; Minister for Tourism; Science, the New Pilbara Economic Development Conference will assist those looking to learn more about opportunities to invest in the transformation of the region. A who's who of Western Australian business, politics and industry will take the stage alongside with Premier in Perth on Tuesday, 29 November, proving the economic powerhouse region is still a driving force in the state’s economy.
The Pilbara Development Commission’s Karratha office will be located on Level 2 of The Quarter HQ from 14 November 2016. The relocation is part of a broader initiative to co-locate ten State Government agencies, creating a centralised, one-stop-shop for Government services in the heart of Karratha’s city centre. The Commission’s new office address will be Level 2, The Quarter HQ, 20 Sharpe Avenue, Karratha.
CHILDCARE CENTRE OPENS IN PARABURDOO
The new childcare centre opened in October 2016, significantly improving the long-term attraction and retention of residents.
|Project Cost:||$4.66 million|
|Pilbara Cities Investment:||$1.50 million|
|Official opening:||October 2016|
Local residents in Paraburdoo now have access to a modern, purpose-built childcare centre with construction of the new facility completed in October 2016.
The Paraburdoo Childcare Centre will cater for up to 73 children, providing long-term and after-school care, meeting the growing needs of the local community.
The new facility will improve accessibility to childcare and out of school care services which will attract and retain families in Paraburdoo, and assist parents to enter or re-enter the workforce.
This supports the Pilbara Cities vision of growing regional centres into vibrant, sustainable communities.
The childcare centre is located in the town centre adjacent to the site for the new Paraburdoo Community Hub, which is due to begin construction in 2017.
CALLING ALL PILBARA RESIDENTS
Spare ten minutes and tell us what you like about the region and help shape the future development of the Pilbara and regional WA.
|Survey closes:||30 November 2016|
Pilbara residents are urged to have their say and help shape the future of their region by completing the Living in the Regions 2016 survey.
The survey is a safe and convenient way for regional residents to contribute thoughts about their region by sharing their perceptions and experiences of living in Western Australia's regional communities.
More than 10,000 people responded when the Western Australian survey was last conducted in 2013, the largest and most comprehensive of its kind in the country.
The survey, conducted by the Department of Regional Development via Ernst & Young, is available online at http://www.drd.wa.gov.au/Regions2016
Regional residents will also receive the survey in the mail, with 50,000 copies distributed at random across regional WA. The survey will remain open until November 30, 2016 and results are expected to be available mid-2017. Results from the 2013 survey are available at http://www.drd.wa.gov.au
THE NEW PILBARA CONFERENCE | 29 NOVEMBER
An economic development conference featuring emerging industries that will drive sustained economic growth across the Pilbara.
|Project Completion :||Mid-2017|
The objective of the study is to understand the gaps in the current economic landscape and develop a strategy to help attract retail/franchise opportunities in the Pilbara.