Two new residential sites to be developed in Western Australia’s South Hedland will provide additional permanent and temporary accommodation for local residents and workers, WA Minister for Regional Development Brendan Grylls said.
According to Grylls, the combination of temporary and permanent accommodation would address the current short-term and long-term demand, and also attract the fly-in fly-out workforce and encourage a more sustainable regional community.
“This is an exciting development opportunity for the people of South Hedland and I share their enthusiasm,” Grylls said.
“Once fully developed, both sites will provide infrastructure such as roads, water, sewer, power and improve road connectivity, allowing residents to enjoy more facilities.
“The proposed development will include quality work accommodation, residential development and upgrades of community facilities.”
Grylls said two proponents were selected as the preferred developers after the expression of interest process closed.
West End Integration Project consortium will undertake the land development of temporary workers accommodation, while AuzCorp will create a residential area with both temporary and permanent accommodation.