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​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to the Pilbara Emergency Management District portal

 

The Pilbara district spans an area of 507,896km2 is considered to be an economic powerhouse of Western Australia. It has an approximate population of 68,​000 which is generally concentrated in the western coastal areas with the inland areas being more thinly spread. 

Rich Aboriginal culture is present throughout the Pilbara, as well as some of the most ancient petroglyphs (rock art) and rock formations in the world .  

The Pilbara has an arid to sub-tropical climate characterised by the inland desert areas in the east and more sub-tropical coastal areas towards the west.

The City of Karratha, Town of Port Hedland, Shires of Ashburton, Exmouth and East Pilbara are the five local governments that operate within the district.

The main economic base is the mining and energy sector followed by tourism, fishing and the pastoral sector. The gross regional product is approximately $28.8 billion per annum.

Natural and man-made hazard events occur throughout the region. The identified priority hazards (as identified​ by the State Risk Project) include:​​ Air C​rash, Cyclone, Flood, Human Epidemic and Marine Transport Emergency. ​​The State Risk Project will be working with the region in 2016 to develop a comprehensive understanding of these hazards.

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The OEM District Emergency Management Advisor for the Pilbara is Ms Helen Kent​ (helen.kent@oem.wa.gov.au).  Access to the Emergency contact details and Meeting pages is restricted to DEMC members only.   ​