REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING
Part of PAV's commitment involves advocating for the following:
Reviewing the amount and effectiveness of services being delivered to Pilbara communities.
Improving consultation with Aboriginal people on services, e.g. through a more inclusive and culturally appropriate approach.
Providing a regional approach to Aboriginal affairs/matters.
Reviewing government funding and contract agreements that are supposedly with Aboriginal organisations (i.e. determine how much is actually going to/directly benefiting Aboriginal people).
Reviewing effectiveness of established joint-ventures, e.g. with mining companies, to determine if they are delivering their outcomes (i.e. genuinely benefiting the Aboriginal people involved with them).
Lobbying the State Government to address cost of living disparities for Pilbara Aboriginal people in a post-mining boom economy.
Addressing housing issues impacting Pilbara Aboriginal people, including their future needs.