The State Government of Western Australia's Royalties for Regions program has invested $1.7 billion into Pilbara Cities. The Pilbara Cities vision is to build the population of Karratha and Port Hedland into liveable cities of 50,000 people, and Newman to 15,000 by 2035, with other Pilbara towns growing into more attractive and sustainable local communities.

The New Pilbara

The Pilbara has been through a significant transformation over the last six years, which has been nothing short of remarkable, and heralds a new era of normalisation for the region – the ‘new Pilbara’.

For a region with a population of only 60,000, the Pilbara punches above its weight in terms of economic contribution to the State, and to Australia. However, this wasn’t reflected in the level of investment in community and town infrastructure.
The landmark $1.7 billion Royalties for Regions, Pilbara Cities initiative has underpinned the ‘new Pilbara’ – a region with the same offerings and opportunities that metropolitan areas in Western Australia have, and because of this families are now choosing to call the Pilbara home.

The Pilbara is now home to world-class recreation, sporting, and community facilities, infrastructure and land supply are now meeting the needs of the growing population and there are new opportunities for business growth and diversification.

Pilbara Cities has transformed Pilbara mining communities into modern cities and towns where people want to build a life, where they want to live, raise a family, work, and invest long into the future.


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