Program overview

The Pilbara Health Initiative partnership between the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program and the Chamber of Minerals and Energy’s Pilbara Industry’s Community Council members aims to boost health services in the region.


In August 2009, an innovative $38.244 million, five-year partnership was announced between the State Government's Royalties for Regions scheme, the WA Country Health Service (WACHS) and the WA Chamber of Minerals and Energy's Pilbara Industry's Community Council (PICC).

The WACHS-PICC Pilbara Health Initiative partnership's goal is to improve and enhance health services in the Pilbara. This initiative was developed in response to the extraordinary resource sector development in the region and the associated swell in population that has increased the demand for key services, particularly in health.

The industry members in the PICC are:

  • BHP Billiton Iron Ore
  • Chevron Australia Pty Ltd
  • North West Shelf Venture
  • Rio Tinto Iron Ore
  • Woodside Petroleum Ltd.

Outcomes and priorities

Under the Pilbara Health Initiative, the WACHS Pilbara Region and industry partners seek to improve health outcomes for regional communities with a focus on the following broad strategic priorities:

  • Access
  • Infrastructure
  • Response
  • Service provision
  • Sustainability
  • Workforce development.

Please go to the Key health initiatives page for more information on the program priorities.

Community consultation

In order to ensure health services are appropriate to meet the needs of the local population now and into the future, service plans are being developed with ongoing community consultation.

Please go to the Community resources and news page for more information on this process. 

Contact us

Please contact the Pilbara Regional Director for more information.