Thanks to unprecedented achievement and an overarching drive for sustainability, the award-winning Community Infrastructure and Services Partnership between the City of Karratha and Rio Tinto has been extended for a further five years.
The Partnership will now continue to provide services and programs that contribute to the liveability and growth of the City of Karratha community until at least 2022.
City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said that from the very beginning this partnership had achieved more than either the City or Rio Tinto had ever imagined and he looked forward to cementing this work throughout the extended term.
“By pooling together our expertise and resources this Partnership has been able to provide our community with a number of transformational facilities, programs and community services that have well and truly surpassed our initial vision for success,” Cr Long said.
“I am looking forward to seeing the further evolution of this collaboration as we continue to work alongside Rio Tinto and build on this incredible foundation,” he said.
Rio Tinto Iron Ore chief executive Chris Salisbury said it had been a very successful five years working closely with the City of Karratha.
"Together, we share a commitment to strengthening and enhancing local communities and attracting investment to the region, which ultimately benefits us all," Mr Salisbury said.
“We are immensely proud to continue to work together with the City of Karratha on this wonderful partnership and excited by the legacy it will have for our region for many generations to come.”