Situated in the north west of Western Australia, the Pilbara (map) is a mineral rich region of spectacular scenery thought to be around 2.8 billion years old. Often described as the engine room of the nation because of its immense reserves of natural resources, the Pilbara is also blessed with stunning natural beauty boasting striking landscapes and a rich and diverse cultural heritage. The Pilbara covers a total area of 507,896 square kilometres extending from the Indian Ocean to the Northern Territory border (including offshore islands) (map). The region comprises four local government authorities - the Shires of Ashburton, East Pilbara, Roebourne and the Town of Port Hedland.
The Pilbara Development Commission is a progressive strategically focused and effective leader in the social and economic development of the Pilbara. It works successfully to inform, partner with and advocate for Pilbara communities in relation to regional priorities in accordance with the expectations of its stakeholders. The Pilbara Development Commission aims to make a significant impact on a wide range of development issues across the Pilbara. The projects and issues on which the Commission works are diverse and reflect community needs and aspirations.
This economic profile is presented with the understanding that effective decisions are based on good data. For additional information regarding the region’s economy or to discuss investment opportunities, please contact the Pilbara Development Commission.