04/02/2010 - 10:52

Govt signs $42m Newman land deal

04/02/2010 - 10:52

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The state government has signed a $42 million deal with a property development consortium to develop a 10-hectare site in Newman for urgently needed residential and short-term tourism accommodation in the Pilbara.

The state government has signed a $42 million deal with a property development consortium to develop a 10-hectare site in Newman for urgently needed residential and short-term tourism accommodation in the Pilbara.

The Grandtown Pty Ltd consortium is comprised of the Karlka Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation, representing native title claimants for the Newman town site, and private developer Grandtown Sun Village, an experienced land developer.

The $42 million development includes 200 self-contained eco-friendly units for mining use, 10 self-contained three bedroom units for tourism and a hotel including a conference room, restaurant, bar and swimming pool.

 

 

Full announcement below:

Agreement signed for $42million Newman project
Portfolio: Lands

A 10-hectare site in Newman would be developed as residential and short-term tourism accommodation following the signing of a State Government agreement in Newman today.

Lands Minister Brendon Grylls said the agreement between the Government and Grandtown Pty Ltd would enable the go ahead of a $42million development that would significantly benefit the Newman community.

The developer is a consortium comprising the Karlka Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation, representing native title claimants for the Newman town site, and Grandtown Sun Village Pty Ltd, an experienced land developer.

Mr Grylls said the Department of Regional Development and Lands had worked closely with local stakeholders and the native title claimants, to develop the agreement for the site, north of Kalgan Drive.

"Today's signing of the deed of option is another step forward in bringing significant benefits to the native title claimants in this area through this project," he said.

"The development will consist of 200 self-contained, eco-friendly units for mining use and 10 self-contained three bedroom units for tourism use.

"It will also include a hotel with a 120-person conference room, restaurant, bar, swimming pool and souvenir outlet."

The Minister said indigenous contractors would be employed on the construction of the development, including major earthworks.

"This as an exciting opportunity for the private sector and the native title claimants to work together on a project which will provide lasting benefits to the Newman community," he said.



Key points

The Department of Regional Development and Lands has been working with various stakeholders to release urgently needed development land in the Pilbara.
The signing of the deed of option will have benefits for the whole of Newman as well as native title claimants.
The land is a 10-hectare site on the north side of Kalgan Drive for development for residential and short-term tourism accommodation.
The $42million development includes 200 self-contained eco-friendly units for mining use, 10 self-contained three bedroom units for tourism use and a hotel including a conference room, restaurant, bar and swimming pool.

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