Supporting Your Economy

We all have a part to play to keep our local businesses and economy strong during this time. Let’s work together to achieve a prosperous future.

Join A Newman Futures Working Party

Join the Economy and Work working party and have your say on how to build a stronger future for local businesses in the Shire of East Pilbara.

You will meet once a month with a wide range of representatives from industry, business, the Newman Chamber of Commerce and Industry, government and Aboriginal organisations to plan and implement key initiatives that will help build a diversified and sustainable local economy that is inclusive all.

Check out the terms of reference here.

To join the working party please email

The Shire of East Pilbara, BHP, the Newman Chamber of Commerce and Industry and others are investing in a range of initiatives aimed at supporting local businesses. Learn how you can get involved today.

East Pilbara Dollars

The Shire of East Pilbara’s East Pilbara Dollars Project aims to regenerate the local economy by offering incentives to spend at local businesses which have lost revenue due to COVID-19. The Shire will purchase gift cards or vouchers from participating businesses and distribute these vouchers to the community as East Pilbara Dollars to spend at these businesses.

Click here for more information about the participating businesses.


BHP/C-Res Gift Voucher

The Local Buying Program (LBP) provides opportunities for small, local eligible businesses based within BHP host communities in the Pilbara region. The LBP makes it simpler and easier for these businesses to competitively bid for supply opportunities that are released by BHP’s Western Australia Iron Ore operations. The LBP is delivered in partnership between BHP and C-Res.

Businesses which employ fewer than 20 full-time equivalent employees and have a significant physical presence in an eligible area, or are BHP considered Aboriginal Traditional Owner businesses, are encouraged to register today.

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Launchpad aims to foster innovation and assist existing businesses to upskill in modern approaches to take advantage of new market opportunities and grow their businesses. They offer workshops and opportunities for local businesses in the Pilbara region to learn new things, build their capacity and strengthen their business.

Click here for more information

Shire of East Pilbara one-on-one business advice

The Shire of East Pilbara has formed a panel of professional business consultants to provide one-to-one support for small businesses located in the East Pilbara region.

Small businesses can access up to 5 hours of FREE one-to-one confidential support sessions, either online or over the phone.

Find out more and sign up

Business Highlights

To help celebrate the incredible work of businesses in the area, we've started a series of articles featuring local people and businesses.

View our Local Business articles