Mining in the Pilbara has both negative and positive impacts on local state and national communities in Australia. The Pilbara is located in the north-west Western Australia. There is a broad range of effects and implications from the mining.
Mining in the Pilbara has a significant economic impact on the local state and national communities of Australia. The workers that are in the mine are getting payed big wages from working in the mines but the businesses and people in the town are struggling to run their businesses and to pay their workers. The cost of living has risen in small towns around the Pilbara since the mine has started and there is more houses being built. The people that already own a house will get a higher price when they sell their houses.
The mining workers that are in the Pilbara are more than 2 000 kilometres away from their families. Some of workers that are away from their families may suffer from depression, drugs, drinking problems and maybe even suicide. Since the mining has started drug use has increased in the bars in the towns.
Some of the mines are being built on some indigenous lands. These lands are sacred and tell stories about the area and they are being destroyed as they are expanding the mines. Since the mine started there has been more than 4000 jobs given out to the Indigenous people.
China is one of the number one connections for trade. The Pilbara is one of the major suppliers for the Australian exports.
There is only a small part of Western Australia being mined and they only have so much to give. The Pilbara mine is destroying the water supplies and the environment.
In conclusion, there is a lot of positive and negative impacts from the mine have started. There is also a broad range of effects and implications from the mining.