Partnership agreement extended

Staff reportersPilbara News
Fire works at the Rio Tinto picnic in Tom Price.
Camera IconFire works at the Rio Tinto picnic in Tom Price. Credit: LE's Photography

Rio Tinto and the Shire of Ashburton have agreed to extend a long-term partnership.

The Community Infrastructure and Services Partnership agreements are aimed at providing for the delivery of infrastructure projects, local services and public events for the communities neighbouring Rio Tinto operations.

Rio Tinto Iron Ore chief executive Chris Salisbury said he was excited to see how the next phase of the partnership would deliver on community priorities for the towns of Tom Price, Pannawonica and Paraburdoo.

“Rio Tinto is proud of the foundation that’s been developed through the current successful partnership,” he said.

“We are continuing our commitment by allocating $5.7 million towards a five-year programme of events, festivals and community capacity building programmes and will continue to work together to scope and plan for various other infrastructure projects, such as enhanced childcare facilities in Tom Price.”

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