Our Story

The Pilbara Association of Non Government Organisations (PANGO) was formed in 2005 as a peak body for the Pilbara’s non-government sector. It was formed with the support of dedicated volunteers, industry stakeholders and private organisations who recognised the need for a regional body to strengthen the capacity of the for purpose sector.

For many years, PANGO brought the sector and stakeholders together, facilitated professional development and provided members with access to services and information that assisted their operations. All of this was undertaken with the aim of ensuring that, within one of the most remote and challenging regions in the world, the organisations in our For Purpose sector remain resilient and effective.

Over the years, however, the Pilbara has changed significantly and so too has the environment our For Purpose services operate in. No longer is our sector characterised by not-for-profit, non-government organisations. Social enterprises, local governments, for-profit organisations and Aboriginal corporations are working alongside and collaborating with volunteers and traditional non-government organisations.

Our organisation has, therefore, also changed to better reflect this reality.

In late 2014, PANGO underwent an internal review/reorganisation and was renamed Pilbara for Purpose (P4P) to better reflect the diversity of members and the important role they play in Pilbara communities.

Governed by a group of committed and experienced Directors on the P4P Board who are passionate about the Pilbara and our sector, P4P has a clear strategic direction that puts collaboration, innovation, connectivity, communication and engagement at its core.