Plan for the Pilbara unveiled

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The $211.8 million package will drive economic and social recovery.
Red sand in the Pilbara

A $211.8 million package for the Pilbara region has been unveiled as part of the WA Recovery Plan, to drive economic and social recovery and create a pipeline of local jobs.

The Pilbara Recovery Plan includes a significant investment in the construction, manufacturing, tourism and hospitality, renewable energy, education and training, and agriculture sectors.

The plan includes upgrades to TAFE infrastructure and major upgrades to schools in the region.

The revamped Buy Local policy will ensure local businesses are in the box seat to carry out infrastructure works and includes a significant investment in infrastructure and programs to drive tourism.

The plan also includes a focus on driving investment in existing and emerging industries.

Strengthening the State’s health and community services is another vital component of the WA Recovery Plan with investment in the Pilbara including $9.77 million for Aboriginal regional suicide prevention plans and $8.6 million for additional outreach workers across WA.

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Page reviewed 25 August 2020