City of Karratha

At A Glance

This section is full of facts, figures and stats about our city.

It's the place to find out what the City of Karratha is all about and why people love working, visiting and investing in this amazing area.


Open for business

Karratha is the powerhouse of the resource rich pilbara region, which produces 55% of WA's minerals and petroleum.  The City of Karratha is open for business!

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Economic Prospectus

The City of Karratha is located in the dynamic Pilbara region of northwest Western Australia. The region is the engine of Australia’s economic growth.

With a range of lifestyle attributes and business opportunities, it is an ideal place to invest, relocate or build a career.

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Economic Development

The purpose of Economic Development is to build up the economic capacity of the City of Karratha to improve its economic future and the quality of life for all.

It is a process by which the City will liaise with the public, business, government and not-for-profit sector partners collectively, to create better conditions for economic growth and employment generation.

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The City boasts a comprehensive local history collection containing maps, plans, documents, photographs, newspapers, ephemera and oral history recordings.

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