Western Australia Minister for Regional Development Brendon Grylls
Shire CEO To Head New Pilbara Cities’ Office
Victor P Taffa
Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls today announced the appointment of Chris Adams as General Manager of the State Government’s new Pilbara Cities’ Office.
Mr. Grylls said the Liberal-National Government would spend nearly $1 Billion during the next four years on development plans for the Pilbara and the new Pilbara Cities Office will play a pivotal role in the progress of the region.
The office will be based in the Pilbara and commences operation from July 1. Mr. Adams will take up his appointment on Monday, August 9.
The Minister said he was delighted with the appointment of Mr. Adams who has been the Chief Executive Officer for the Town of Port Hedland since 2005. He was previously Chief Executive Officer for the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley.
“Chris has held key roles in the Pilbara and Kimberley regions for many years and his experience and understanding of these areas make him an ideal person for this important role.” Mr. Grylls said.
“As the head of the new Pilbara Cities office, Chris will lead and direct the management and strategic direction of the work being done to revitalise the Pilbara.”
“Pilbara Cities is a major initiative by the State Government to encourage more people to live and settle in the Pilbara and this Government will invest nearly $1 Billion through Royalties for Regions funding during the next four years to make it happen.” Mr. Grylls said.
“The region is the powerhouse of Australia’s economy and we want to make it a place that is also more attractive for more people to live in with modern, vibrant cities and towns and quality services and facilities.”
“Chris’s background, his great strategic skill and his direct involvement in the development work already begun to provide an excellent basis for his new role in leading the Pilbara Cities initiative.” Mr. Grylls said.