Housing boost for South Hedland

A LAND release in South Hedland will provide a much-needed boost for housing in the region and re-vitalise the North-West town, according to the WA Government.

The State Government is releasing 35 lots on 13 December by public ballot as part of the South Hedland Urban Renewal Project.

The project involves the refurbishment and revitalisation of public housing and its surrounds.

Jaxon is the project’s project manager, on behalf of the Department of Housing and Works.

First home buyers will be given preference to half the lots being released by public ballot to maximise their chance of buying their own homes.

Working in partnership with the Town of Port Hedland, the State Government will spend more than $50million over five years to improve community infrastructure, streetscapes and amenities in South Hedland.

At this stage, 83 lots have been completed, with 35 to be sold to the public.

A total of 15 lots will be retained by the department for its public housing construction program and the remaining 33 lots will be allocated to Hedland First National (HFN) and Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) enabling resource industry employees and their families to live locally.

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