- Pilbara Collaboration Charter signed by the Premier today
- Agreement between State Government, CME and eight major resource companies
- Focus on jobs, economic and social benefits for the Pilbara
The State Government has signed an agreement with the resources industry to deliver further social and economic benefits to the Pilbara community.
The Pilbara Collaboration Charter was signed this morning by Premier Mark McGowan, Chamber of Minerals and Energy chief executive Reg Howard-Smith, and leaders from across Western Australia's biggest resources companies.
The charter builds on the industry's existing social and economic contributions, and was developed by the Chamber of Minerals and Energy in collaboration with BHP, Chevron Australia, CITIC Pacific Mining, Fortescue Metals Group, Rio Tinto Ore, Roy Hill, Woodside and Yara Pilbara.
The first priority for the charter is employment, education and training, particularly the development of pathways to job creation.
Other areas included in the charter include community development and health, procurement and supply chain and joint project initiatives.
Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:
"The Pilbara Collaboration Charter provides a framework through which government and industry can work together to deliver further social and economic benefits to communities in the Pilbara.
"With a particular focus on jobs, and bridging the gap between training and employment, this charter ensures that those in the Pilbara have access to economic opportunity.
"This Government has worked closely with the Chamber of Minerals and Energy and industry to ensure a productive relationship with the resources industry, and this charter is a new way for us to continue to work together."