The Pilbara Development Commission initiates, co-ordinates and takes part in a projects which support the development of the region. These are in accordance with the Commission's Strategic Plan and aims to assist in ensuring that the Pilbara develops into the place to live, visit, work and invest.

Our Region

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The Pilbara is one of the largest regions in WA, and represents 20% of Australia’s land mass.

Approximately 1200km north of Perth, the region’s history dates back 40,000 years with evidence of the Aboriginal population living off the land, and the mineral rich region of spectacular scenery is thought to be around 2.8 billion years old.

Often described as the engine room of the nation because of its immense reserves of natural resources, the Pilbara is also blessed with stunning natural beauty boasting striking landscapes and a rich and diverse cultural heritage. The Pilbara covers a total area of 507,896 square kilometres extending from the Indian Ocean to the Northern Territory border (including offshore islands).

The Pilbara region comprises four local government authorities;

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