On Friday, 24 November 2017, the State Government signed an agreement with the resources industry to deliver further social and economic benefits to the Pilbara community.
The Pilbara Collaboration Charter
was signed by Premier and Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade 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.