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May 21, 2015

The Pilbara Development Commission hit the road last week, covering more than 1,100 kilometres, to seek feedback on the draft Pilbara Regional Investment Blueprint from the major regional centres.

Representatives from all levels of Government, small business, the not-for-profit sector and large multi-national organisations had their say on the proposed aspirational vision for the Pilbara in the year 2050.

Pilbara Development Commission Acting Chief Executive Officer Terry Hill said feedback from the businesses and residents of the Pilbara was critical to the success of the Blueprint.

“The Pilbara Blueprint is an investment framework that has the potential to transform the region’s economic base,” Mr Hill said.

“This is a Blueprint for the Pilbara, by the Pilbara. For us to see the vision come to fruition we need collective action towards an agreed set of transformational opportunities.”

Over two weeks the Commission has presented to more than 250 stakeholders in Perth and around the region.

“It’s no surprise that we are uncovering some really innovative and exciting ideas from people in the region,” Mr Hill said.

“Overwhelmingly people are excited by the Blueprint and are enthusiastic about how their organisation or business can play a role in the implementation phase.

“Ongoing communication with key organisations during implementation will also be crucial as it will assist budget and resource planning for the region.”

Public comment closes at 5pm on Monday 8th June 2015.

“I invite all businesses and residents to read the Blueprint and submit their feedback either through the online survey or by submitting a written response,” Mr Hill said.

“The Pilbara abounds with opportunities, our challenge will be prioritising and focusing our investment in a co-ordinated manner that will see us maximise the region’s potential.”

The Pilbara Blueprint summary report and full technical report can be downloaded from www.pdc.wa.gov.au

The Pilbara Regional Investment Blueprint has been developed by the Pilbara Development Commission.

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