The Shire

Community Infrastructure and Services Partnership (CISP)

About CISP

Partnership activities & events

Partnership infrastructure projects

In 2012 the Shire of Ashburton and Rio Tinto signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to revitalise existing and develop new civic, sporting and community facilities and programs in Paraburdoo, Tom Price and Pannawonica.

Known as the Community Infrastructure and Services Partnership (CISP), it focuses on making the region a better place to live and work through a shared vision to improve town amenity to attract and retain current and future residents. This approach utilises the expertise of local government to maximise the investment and enhance the quality of projects delivered.

Under the Community Infrastructure and Services Partnership, the Shire of Ashburton and Rio Tinto have developed a plan which outlines projects to be undertaken over the life of the partnership.

The plan will assist in providing:

  • Improved town amenity and beautification to attract and retain a diverse population to live and work in the Pilbara contributing towards economic diversity of local communities;
  • Delivery of efficient and rationalised  projects and services;
  • Upgraded and/or new civic and community infrastructure specific to community needs and future growth;
  • Support for local community resilience, leadership and sense of place;
  • Leveraging of additional funding and resources to support identified community needs outlined in the Community Infrastructure and Services Plan.

Rio Tinto general manager Paraburdoo region Scott Wilkinson said Rio Tinto is proud to be working in partnership with the Shire of Ashburton.

“Our collaboration enables the delivery of effective projects and programmes to ensure the long-term sustainability of town services, infrastructure and events,” Mr Wilkinson said. “It focuses on making the region a better place to live and work through a shared vision of building strong and vibrant communities.”

While Rio Tinto are providing significant financial and in-kind support to the Shire for the delivery of the Plan, the Shires’ ability to continuously seek and gain leveraging of additional funding and resources is crucial to the delivery of community needs identified in the Plan and to the ongoing success of the Partnership.

Last updated: 14 June 2017