Pilbara Cities

Challenges & Opportunities

Events - 5 Jul 2011

Presentations from state government,  private sector, local government and
Indigenous representatives explored the challenges of  government and private
organisations to implement Pilbara Cities including the cost of living, education,
health and a transient population.

Pilbara Cities General Manager, Chris Adams, said the toughest area for this
project is economic diversification.

“We need to attract and retain small business which is why we are planning to
subsidise rent which is normally $1500 - $2000 per week to $350 a week.”

Pilbara Regional Council  Chief Executive Officer, Shelley Pike, argued the need
for local government to be included in the delivery of the Pilbara Cities project to
meet State government and resource sector timeframes whilst  LandCorp  Chief
Executive Officer, Ross Holt  said  strong partnerships and a shared vision
between government and private sector was an important issue.


Mr Chris Adams
General Manager - Pilbara Cities

Ms Shelley Pike
Chief Executive Officer - Pilbara Regional Council

Mr Warren Pearce
Executive Officer – North West Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia

Mr Ross Holt
Chief Executive Officer - LandCorp

Ms Kate George 
Aboriginal enterprise representative

PowerPoint Slides


Shelley Pike, CEO Pilbara Regional Council
Ross Holt, CEO LandCorp Ross Holt discusses housing and land opportunities in the Pilbara
Chris Adams, General Manager, Pilbara Cities answers questions from the audience Kate George - Indigenous representative
Panellists- Warren Pearce, Chris Adams & Ross Holt