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Pilbara Development Commission

Pilbara Development Commission – Call for Board Nominations

Posted: January 16th, 2014

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The Pilbara Development Commission is seeking nominations to fill one community position on the Pilbara Development Commission Board. This provides an excellent opportunity for a local community member to play a role in guiding the future direction of the Commission and representing the Pilbara community to ensure the is local input into the future development of the region.

The Commission is seeking nominations from highly motivated and enthusiastic people for the community position, who can demonstrate the following:

  • Should posses interest, experience and knowledge relevant to regional communities and must live in the Pilbara region
  • Paid or Voluntary involvement in economic or social development in the Pilbara region
  • Ability to work cooperatively to achieve agreed goals across a wide range of social and economic issues

Nomination close on Wednesday 29th January 2014. For more information click here.

Meet a Minister in Port Hedland

Posted: July 3rd, 2012

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Do you have an important issue you would like to discuss with a Government Minister?

The State Government is holding a ‘Meet the Minister’ function in Port Hedland on Sunday 29th July 2012, giving locals the opportunity to ask Ministers questions on matters that concern them.

If you would like to attend, contact Trish Barron at the Pilbara Development Commission on (08) 9173 8400 or email to find out which Ministers will be present and register your interest. Registrations close 4pm, Thursday 5th July 2012.

Please note that it will only be possible for seven to eight people to meet individually with each Minister, so please apply soon to ensure your place.

For more information on the Pilbara Development Commission, please visit their website.

Apply Now For Pilbara Development Commission Grant

Posted: January 24th, 2011

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Does your community group have a project in mind that requires funding assistance? The final round of the Pilbara Development Commission’s Small Grants Scheme is now open for applications up to $10,000.

As part of Royalties For Regions, the scheme is designed to assist small community groups in the Pilbara with funding for projects up to $10,000.

Applications must be submitted by 4:30 pm, 28 February 2011. For more information, visit

If your community group is successful in securing a grant, tell us about it! YMAC loves to hear about our members doing great things for their communities. Email to let us know how your community organisation is creating positive change for the Traditional Owners of the Pilbara and Midwest.

Country is our mother, the provider and keeper of cultural belongings. Country and Culture go together. You can’t have one without the other.

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians throughout Western Australia, and on whose Country we work. We acknowledge and respect their deep connection to their lands and waterways.

We honour and pay respect to Elders, and to their ancestors who survived and cared for Country.

Our offices are located on Whadjuk Country, Southern Yamatji Country, Yinggarda Country, Kariyarra Country, and Yawuru Country. We recognise the continuing culture, traditions, stories and living cultures on these lands and commit to building a brighter future together.

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