Shire of Ashburton endorses 2022 Priority Projects advocacy statement

Published on Wednesday, 25 May 2022 at 2:24:23 PM

Shire of Ashburton President Kerry White acknowledged that the 2022 Priority Projects is a visionary statement but one that also enables the Shire to lobby for additional funding from Federal and State Government and from community and industry stakeholders.

“This document also raises awareness of critical issues for the Shire and development opportunities in Onslow, Tom Price and Paraburdoo”, said Councillor White.

“The Shire of Ashburton continues to be a driving force of the Pilbara region and the Western Australian economy.

“Our Shire delivers a sizeable 38.3%, or $38.6B, of WA’s Gross Regional Product and 1.9% of Australia’s Gross Domestic Product of $2.02T. Our important role in actively shaping our country’s strong economic future cannot be understated, yet our towns lack the critical funding and infrastructure needed to meet the ever-growing demands of industry and change.

“In Onslow, there is significant potential to diversify and grow our economy, including the potential development of an attainable port at Yardie. This will be further strengthened by the development of the Onslow Airport Business Precinct, helping to align local businesses, local government agencies and light industry, while promoting new opportunities within the town itself.

“With its proximity to resource rich and sensitive areas of the North West, Onslow is also a strong contender to provide Defence Force and Border Force patrol vessels with a more strategically sound and connected resupply point, and offer increased protection for regional WA.

“In Tom Price, we are committed to strategies to develop the town as a sustainable hub with future tourism, industry, and commercial opportunities.

“We continue to advocate for support and funding to develop accommodation, recreational activities, local attractions and both eco-tourism and geo-tourism projects that promote and protect the heritage, culture and diversity of our Shire and the Pilbara.

As a Local Government we are dedicated to developing vibrant, active, and connected communities. We always strive to look ahead, with many exciting opportunities planned over the next 20 years and beyond as our population continues to grow”.

The Shire of Ashburton 2022 Priority Projects is available on our website.

Shire of Ashburton - Snapshot of Priority Projects

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