The Western Australian Government has announced a $280 million four-year program to supply up to 200 factory-built, transportable homes each year to regional areas.
Three Western Australian companies have been selected to supply the houses in the Kimberley and Pilbara regions.
Perth-based builders Quality Builders and T&R Homes, along with Murray River North in Pinjarra, have been awarded the building tenders.
The houses can be constructed in 16 weeks, then transported to site and installed in about six weeks, compared with traditional construction which could take up to one year.
The use of these innovative dwellings could reduce housing demands throughout the state.
The first stage of the factory-built houses project will see up to 12 public rental houses constructed in the Kimberley and 12 public rental houses in the Pilbara.
This article was first published in the Resource and Energy Projects Services (REPS) newsletter.
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