13/03/2012 - 15:09

More land released for housing at Karratha

13/03/2012 - 15:09

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More land released for housing at Karratha

The state government has continued its efforts to make more residential land available in the Pilbara, with Otan Property Funds Management kicking off a 1,200-lot residential development in Karratha.

Lands Minister Brendon Grylls today announced LandCorp would begin working closely with Otan to bring the first stage of 369 lots to market.

Ultimately, Mr Grylls said, the development would eventually yield more than 1,200 lots.

“A key aspect of the Otan development will be the provision of affordable housing, and a diverse range of housing options to cater for the changing residential needs of Karratha,” Mr Grylls said.

“Otan will create 220 lots sized about 550sqm for traditional homes as well as 89 grouped dwellings and a site which can be developed for up to 60 apartments.”

Earthworks are also under way for a 148-lot first stage of LandCorp’s Madigan Road estate, adjacent to Baynton West in Karratha.

The Madigan Road estate will consist of more than 1,000 residential mixed use lots, including a main street style precinct which will connect with the Karratha town centre.

Meanwhile, Mr Grylls also announced four successful proponents for residential developments on six sites in Karratha that have been identified by the state government’s Lazy Lands urban infill project.

Lazy Lands involves identifying unused Crown land and delivering it to market for private development.

Mr Grylls said developers Questus, Sulcon, Blue Waters Development Corporation and Big Wig Enterprises were the successful proponents.

“Big Wig Enterprises, who have been awarded three of the sites, are a consortium of local tradespeople, business owners and professionals, and this demonstrates the continued growth of the local economy,” Mr Grylls said.

Mr Grylls said the successful proponents were judged on affordability and urban design.

The successful submissions propose the development of up to 91-dwellings, with a mix of one, two, three and four bedroom homes. 

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