It's our philosophy that for sustainable improvements in the health of our communities, we need to start early. That means putting resources into building skills and focusing on early childhood development to ensure children are healthy and ready for school.
Early childhood is widely acknowledged as a crucial period of physical, emotional, intellectual and social growth. How we respond to the needs of young children can have a profound impact on their development and life pathways and on the future health of our host communities.
Partnering with the Pilbara Industry's Community Council
We're proud to be a founding member of the Pilbara Industry's Community Council (PICC). Established by the WA Chamber of Minerals and Energy in 2006, PICC represents a unique concept, with Pilbara Industries including Chevron Australia committed to working in collaboration with the Australian, Western Australian and Local Governments – in conjunction with the Pilbara communities - to develop a shared vision and strategy for two specific and inter-related priority outcomes -
Increase Indigenous participation in employment in the Pilbara, including strategies to reduce gaps in education and training, health, and housing; and
Enhance sustainability of Pilbara towns.
Pilbara Health Initiative
Through its involvement in the council, Chevron Australia is contributing funds to a new Pilbara Health Initiative - together with the State Government and other industries.
This initiative will aim to strengthen health services in the region by providing urgently needed services and equipment. The State Government has committed around $32 million, using funds from the Royalties for Regions Scheme, with industry providing around $5 million over 3 years.
This initiative is one of a number of projects funded and commissioned by the PICC in the regions.