Media releases


Pilbara's charm brings adventurer back

Oct 17, 2017, 11:39 PM

Just three years after winning the holiday of a lifetime to the Pilbara, My Pilbara Adventure inaugural competition winner…

Refurbished Day Centre opens in Newman

Oct 16, 2017, 4:34 PM

The new-look Newman Day Centre officially re-opened its doors on Tuesday 10 October, with a crowd of 70 people gathering to…

Commission welcomes appointment of new chairperson

Sep 5, 2017, 5:57 PM

The Pilbara Development Commission welcomes the new appointment of Mr Brendan Hammond as chairperson of the board, announced by…

Pilbara rents stabilising as market normalises

Sep 5, 2017, 5:30 PM

Property prices are showing signs of stabilising in the Pilbara, with the median house price in the City of Karratha lifting…

Study reveals solar could be the Pilbara’s next big energy export

Aug 29, 2017, 2:21 PM

The Pilbara Development Commission today welcomes the release of a Pre-Feasibility Study into exporting solar energy from the…

Pilbara rock oyster research trial gets underway

Aug 28, 2017, 8:45 PM

Establishing a commercial rock oyster industry, which would bring new jobs and stimulate economic activity to the Pilbara, is a…

Small business the focus for Port Hedland after hours

Aug 11, 2017, 11:34 PM

Economic development and growth was on the agenda at Business After Hours in Port Hedland on Wednesday 9 August. Hosted at YIC…

Opportunities abound in new Pilbara

Jul 18, 2017, 7:16 PM

The Pilbara Regional Chambers of Commerce and Industry will host an esteemed cast of leaders from business, government and…

Research assesses beef infrastructure in the Pilbara

Jul 17, 2017, 10:22 PM

Two studies are currently underway in the Pilbara to investigate the export infrastructure required to expand the region’s beef…

Commission works to keep more contracts and jobs in the region

Jul 7, 2017, 8:53 PM

A new level of focus will be placed on keeping jobs and tenders in the Pilbara with the appointment of a Local Content Officer…

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