05/05/2011 - 00:00

Govt moves on Karratha estate

05/05/2011 - 00:00

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IN its latest move to meet growing demand for housing in the Pilbara, the state government has called for expressions of interest to develop medium-density housing at Baynton West in Karratha.

IN its latest move to meet growing demand for housing in the Pilbara, the state government has called for expressions of interest to develop medium-density housing at Baynton West in Karratha.

Located on the western edge of Karratha, the proposed 93-hectare estate plans to support 1,100 new homes with parks, recreational facilities and a school.

Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls said the new developments would be more compact living solutions catering for single workers and smaller families.

He said the developments would provide a more diverse range of living options for people who did not want to live in larger, standard model homes.

“Not everyone is after the typical four-bedroom two-bathroom single storey house, so we need to provide a diversity of accommodation for a diversity of households,” Mr Grylls said.

“Smaller families, couples and single people will have the opportunity to live in smaller apartment-style homes right in the heart of the estate.”

He said more compact living solutions had not previously been on offer in the region, and the development of diverse accommodation options was a key priority in the government’s ‘Pilbara Cities’ framework.

The government, working alongside private sector investment, aimed to quickly develop the estate to provide accommodation that had the same services and facilities featured in other Australian cities.

“LandCorp, in partnership with the private sector, is making great strides in delivering on this promise to the people of Karratha,” Mr Grylls said.

 

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