Bringing high quality and timely training resources to the Pilbara is an inherently expensive activity. As a result of the lack of availability and higher cost, some Pilbara based staff do not have the same access to quality training opportunities as their city counterparts. This in turn results in a lower level of services provided to Pilbara residents.
Over the past three years, the PRC has worked with member LGAs to align training topics, create economies of scale and generate cost savings in the delivery of a regional training program. Over the lifetime of the project, this has translated to over $36,000 in cost reductions across 526 attendees.
In FY18, the PRC will continue to work with member LGAs to identify common training opportunities, and deliver cost savings through regional procurement and contract management.