HOUSING availability in the Pilbara mining town of Newman is set to expand with civil works starting on Stage 1 of the State Government’s East Newman development.
Located east of the Newman town centre, the subdivision will ultimately provide 380 new residential lots, with 62 lots to be released in Stage 1 early next year. Catering for resource companies, Government housing and general community needs, the majority of the lots will be sold via a ballot process.
The estate will offer diversity of housing choice, with a mixture of single residential and group housing lots.
LandCorp’s design guidelines will encourage the construction of high quality homes incorporating energy and water efficiency measures suited to the Pilbara’s demanding climate.
Subject to demand projections, LandCorp will undertake the development of Stage 2 of the subdivision following the completion of Stage 1 works in early 2008. Further land developments in the North and South-West of Newman are scheduled and will be brought forward subject to continued demand.
LandCorp has already developed six hectares of industrial land in the town and plans to develop a further 14ha.
Ten light industrial lots in Stage 1 of LandCorp’s industrial development in Newman were sold by tender earlier this year, with the remaining five to be released for sale by private treaty.
More information about LandCorp’s developments in the Pilbara is available at http://www.pilbara.landcorp.com.au.