Projects in Pilbara, Western Australia

The Pilbara region, in Western Australia’s North-West, is Australia’s powerhouse contributing almost 50% of WA’s merchandise exports made up predominantly through iron ore, liquefied natural gas and crude oil/condensate.

But the Pilbara is also an amazing place with a vast and ancient 3.4 billion year old landscape, one of the oldest Aboriginal cultures in the world and amazing array of natural assets.  Once thought to be among the most remote places on Earth, the region is now front and centre as the developing world’s supplier of minerals and energy, a position enhanced by being so close to our Asian neighbours who are also “In The Zone”.

LNG: The Future of WA’s Gas Market

UWA key scientists are making valuable breakthroughs for the entire LNG value-chain by leading research infrastructure at the University.

Rock-Art in the Pilbara

Few landscapes offer as much tangible evidence of human history as the Pilbara and the Kimberley regions, and these relations can be analysed via images and objects that are more than 30,000 years old. UWA’s Centre for Rock Art Studies, headed by leading Australian Indigenous rock art specialist Jo McDonald, is responsible for researching, recording […]

"I am confident that in the coming decades the city of Perth will grow in importance as a centre of business, educational and technological excellence in the region. This State will also continue to develop as the epicentre of a global resource and mineral supply economy delivering the growth that has seen an economic power shift to the Asian and Indian Ocean regions." Michael Chaney
Chancellor, The University of Western Australia