Pilbara Cities Office transfer to the Pilbara Development Commission
The Department of Regional Development and Lands’ (RDL) Pilbara Cities Office (PCO) will be transferred to the Pilbara Development Commission (PDC) on 26 October 2012.
The PCO was established in April 2010 to address the issues associated with significant growth in the region.
Since then, the PCO has committed more than $1 billion in Royalties for Regions funds with relevant local and state government agencies across the key focus areas of infrastructure coordination, land availability and development, community projects and engagement and economic diversification.
The PDC will carry on the Pilbara Cities aim - to build the population of Karratha and Port Hedland into cities of 50,000 people, and Newman to 15,000 people by 2035, with other Pilbara towns growing into more attractive, sustainable local communities.
RDL will continue to work closely with the PDC providing strategic whole-of-government liaison and facilitation and governance.
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