The Pilbara Development Commission is committed to making the Pilbara a great place to live, and delivers this through attracting investment in the community sector, to support the growth and liveability of the Pilbara. Liveability is essential –a great place to work and play is critical to attracting new residents.

Live in the Pilbara

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The Pilbara population as of 2014, is 67,500

(Source ABS)

The Pilbara owes its unique identity to its rich heritage and culture, in particular its diverse Indigenous and multi-cultural heritage. Today there are more than 31 rich and diverse Aboriginal cultural groups in the Pilbara.

The Pilbara has an active arts and cultural community across all artforms. The region is home to a growing number of practicing visual artists, musicians, dancers and theatre artists.

The Pilbara has major cultural facilities and events, including the Matt Dann Cultural Centre in Port Hedland, the future Karratha Cultural Precinct, the Cossack Art Awards, the REAF festival and much more.

The Pilbara Development Commission is at the forefront of driving development in the Pilbara and achieve populations of 50,000 each in Port Hedland and Karratha establishing them as cities and 15,000 people in Newman by 2035.

The Commission is also passionate about seeing the other surrounding towns such as Tom Price, Onslow and Marble Bar developed as sustainable and vibrant communities.

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