About Us

The purpose of the Pilbara Development Commission is to be the catalyst for development and growth in the Pilbara.

Western Australia's (WA) regions are dominant drivers of state and national economic growth.  The Regional Development Commission Act 1993 (the Act) establishes nine Regional Development Commissions and the Regional Development Council.

The Commission works across government, with public and private sector organisations to support the economic growth, internationalisation, and diversification of the Pilbara economy to stimulate job growth, increase industry innovation and to ensure that our economy remains competitive over the long term.  

This means that we focus on ensuring that infrastructure supports the needs of local growing businesses and communities, and that business has the infrastructure it needs to allow it to innovate, and trade nationally and internationally. 

The objectives of the Pilbara Development Commission are to: 

  • maximise job creation and improving career opportunities in the region.
  • develop and broaden the economic base of the region.
  • identify infrastructure services to promote economic and social development within the region.
  • provide information and advice to promote business development within the region.
  • seek to ensure that the general standard of government services and access to those services in the region is comparable to that which applies in the metropolitan area.
  • take steps to encourage, promote, facilitate, and monitor the economic development in the region.

Our Vision

The Commission's vision for the Pilbara region is 'vibrant and sustainable communities underpinned by a strong, diverse economy'.

The Pilbara will deliver new jobs, contributing significantly to the State's regional jobs goals and State targets

People will be living in vibrant, modern and inclusive cities and communities which offer quality services, career choice, affordable living and strong social connection.

The economy will feature diverse, innovative and resilient local and international firms underpinned by the resources and renewable energy industries. Aboriginal people of the region will share in the benefits through expanded employment and business opportunities.

Our Values

The Commission is a values-driven agency, which promotes a positive working environment making it a partner of choice.  

The overarching value of excellence drives a culture of continuous improvement and leadership within the agency. Our values are:

  • Excellence – in all we deliver
  • Integrity – to act ethically, honestly and with transparency
  • Unite – to connect, respect and collaborate
  • Care – to be positive and supportive
  • Impact – to make a difference


The Pilbara Development Commission acknowledges the Traditional Owners throughout the Pilbara and their continuing connection to the land, waters, and culture.  We pay our respects to Elders past, present, and emerging.