The State Government of Western Australia's Royalties for Regions program has invested $1.7 billion into Pilbara Cities. The Pilbara Cities vision is to build the population of Karratha and Port Hedland into liveable cities of 50,000 people, and Newman to 15,000 by 2035, with other Pilbara towns growing into more attractive and sustainable local communities.

Pilbara Cities Initiative

Pilbara Cities was established in April 2010 to address the issues associate with significant growth in the region. As of the 26th October 2012 the Pilbara Cities Office has been transferred to the Pilbara Development Commission from the Department of Regional Development and Lands.

The Pilbara Cities vision is to build the population of Karratha and Port Hedland into cities of 50,000 people, and Newman to 15,000 people by 2035, with other Pilbara towns growing into more attractive, sustainable local communities.

Royalties for Regions is the State Government's multi-billion dollar program to help grow Western Australia's regional areas into thriving and sustainable communities.Royalties for Regions has invested $1.7 billion into Pilbara Cities for the key focus areas of:

  • infrastructure coordination
  • land availability and development
  • community projects and engagement
  • economic diversification

Through the commencement of over one hundred projects, there has been a collaboration with a range of government, industry and community stakeholders to transform the region sustainably by improving:

  • housing affordability
  • infrastructure upgrades
  • new health and education facilities
  • local business development.

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