OECD research team to visit the Pilbara next week

Published on Friday, 10 March 2023 at 2:24:53 PM

A research team from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will travel to the Pilbara next week to help identify some of the challenges and strengths of the region and its mining sector. 

The trip is part of a Case Study funded by the WA Government, which will provide the Pilbara region with an international perspective and good practices from other mining regions to identify how mining specialisation might be leveraged to support greater economic diversity in a context of green transition and boost the liveability in the area. 

Pilbara Development Commission CEO Terry Hill said that the Case Study would benchmark the Pilbara’s development trends and provide recommendations to improve well-being and development in the region. 

“The Case Study on our region is part of the OECD’s Mining Regions and Cities Initiative, which was developed to serve as a platform for knowledge-sharing and cooperation on increasing productivity and enhancing the well-being of mining regions.

“During the trip to the Pilbara, the OECD research team will meet with a wide range of groups, including Traditional Owners, business owners, and industry and local government representatives to help determine the priorities for regional development. These meetings will be instrumental to the assessment and recommendations of the report”.

Other regions included in the Mining Regions and Cities Initiative Case Studies are Outokumpu, North Karelia in Finland, Upper Norrland in Sweden and Andalusia in Spain. The Pilbara Case Study report is expected to launch in September 2023. 

For more information on the OECD Mining Regions and Cities Initiative, visit OECD Mining Regions and Cities - OECD.

For information on the Fourth OECD Meeting of Mining Regions and Cities, to be held in Karratha in June, visit Fourth OECD Meeting of Mining Regions and Cities - OECD

For more information or to arrange a photo opportunity contact:

Sharni Kittow

Senior Communications Advisor

Pilbara Development Commission

E sharni.kittow@pdc.wa.gov.au | M 0427 623 277


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