|Project Cost:||$4.33 million|
|Pilbara Cities Investment:||$2 million|
The East Pilbara Innovation Centre will deliver a vibrant, co-working space designed to support small business development in the East Pilbara. With the site located in Port Hedland’s West End precinct, the innovation centre will be the first of its kind in the Pilbara.
Led by the Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the project aims to break down barriers to small business growth by providing a more affordable solution to commercial business space and access to professional development services.
Funding for the project was secured through the Pilbara Cities initiative in May 2016, with construction scheduled to commence in early-2017.
|Project Cost:||$12.13 million|
|Pilbara Cities Investment:||$1.25 million|
|Film release:||December 2016|
Funding the second instalment in the Red Dog film franchise guaranteed 80 per cent of filming and production took place in the Pilbara.
The film celebrates the rugged beauty, rich culture and unique history of the region which will contribute to the promotion of the Pilbara as an exciting and desirable tourism destination.
Part of the funding has been allocated to three legacy projects which will continue to leverage the success of the Red Dog franchise.
The premiere of Red Dog: True Blue was screened in the Pilbara on 3 December 2016, prior to its national release on Boxing Day 2016.
|Project Cost:||$12.3 million|
|Pilbara Cities Investment:||$10.4 million|
The Health and Allied Services Training Centre will incorporate the use of digital technologies to enable the delivery of programs to locations across the Pilbara, capturing skill demonstrations and iLectures, offering simulated learning activities and access to content repositories and on-demand instructional libraries, and providing remote students with options to participate in rich, interactive learning experiences.
This Centre will improve on the current aged facilities at North Regional TAFE by providing a new health facility where existing nursing programs can be augmented and expanded. It will offer the Pilbara a modern health training centre catering to the training needs of Aboriginal Australians, the local population, health sector workers requiring upskilling, and university students.
|Project Cost:||$101.4 million|
|Pilbara Cities Investment:||$101.4 million|
|Stage 3:||In Progress|
Due for completion in December 2016, Stage 2 of the Karratha City Centre Revitalisation infrastructure works continue to transform the city centre with modern infrastructure and improved road connectivity. The improvements have enabled the creation of a “main street” by realigning key roads and centralising development projects.
Significantly, Stage 2 of the project included the road and infrastructure works surrounding the Karratha Health Campus site to allow construction of the $206.5 million precinct to commence in late-2016.
Image credit: LandCorp
|Project Cost:||$20 million|
|Pilbara Cities Investment:||$20 million|
All Pilbara residents deserve to participate in and benefit from the region’s economic and social prosperity. Despite the substantial investment to achieve transformational change across the Pilbara region since 2010, there has been limited impact on improving conditions for Aboriginal people living in Pilbara town based reserves. Generally, residents of town based reserves experience lower standards of living and quality of life, cycles of social disadvantage, and are more dependent on welfare. The project is aimed at creating a significant positive impact on Aboriginal people who live in some of the most disadvantaged conditions in the Pilbara, particularly children and youth.
The project is being led by the Pilbara Development
Commission in partnership with the Regional Service Reform Unit, and is funded
by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program. The first stage of the
project will involve on-the-ground consultation with the residents, which will
lead to the development of individual, tailored plans for the future of each of
the eight town based reserves in the Pilbara. This may result in extending
services and responsibilities to residents in their current homes, or it may
result in the State Government supporting residents to relocate. There is not a
one size-fits-all approach. Other key stakeholders, including local government
authorities, native title holders and Aboriginal corporations, will also be
consulted on the planning for each community.
|Pilbara Cities Investment:||$75 million|
|Phase One Completed:||2013|
|Phase Two Commenced:||July 2014|
Stage Two of the Pilbara Underground Power Project (PUPP) was announced in July 2014 with a $75 million investment through Pilbara Cities to complete the transformational project.
PUPP aims to provide cyclone affected North West towns with a safe and reliable power supply, by replacing ageing overhead electricity infrastructure with underground networks.
The first phase of the project, completed in December 2013, has greatly improved the amenity of the community’s streetscapes and resulted in safer and more reliable power in the Pilbara.
To date a total of 1,929 lots have been completed in Karratha, with 1,605 lots completed in South Hedland and Wedgefield.
|Project Cost:||$40 million|
|Pilbara Cities Investment:||$40 million|
|Stage Three Commenced:||April 2015|
Construction of a new $19.9 million town square in Newman is the final of three stages of the major revitalisation project upgrading core infrastructure and public amenities in the town centre.
Design concepts for the projects were unveiled by the Minister for Regional Development in April 2015. The redevelopment includes a new main street, service upgrades and the creation of new commercial land for retail and accommodation development.
This major redevelopment project is realising the potential of Newman by creating liveable spaces and vibrant communities. Once complete, the new town centre will boast diverse housing, high quality public amenity and community infrastructure, access to health and education services as well as retail, entertainment and recreation choices.