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Town welcomes investment to help develop more housing

Published on Wednesday, 25 October 2023 at 6:16:30 PM

The Town of Port Hedland welcomes the Western Australian Government’s announcement $22 million will be made available from the Port Hedland Voluntary Buyback Scheme for future housing development.

Mayor Peter Carter and Chief Executive Officer Carl Askew joined Hedland business and community leaders to be briefed by Minister for Ports David Michael about the government’s intention to extend the West End buyback scheme by two years.

As part of the next phase of the scheme, an initial $22 million will be made available for future development within the Town of Port Hedland.

"The Town of Port Hedland will have a position on the new steering committee to oversee how the $22 million will be allocated,” Mayor Carter said.

“This is an important development for Hedland.

“We have made no secret about the fact that a lack of affordable housing is a handbrake on economic development, so any scheme that can help unlock funding for housing is welcomed.

“We thank Minister Michael and Minister for Housing and Planning John Carey for their foresight in ensuring this crucial funding is made available.”

The Town of Port Hedland has made the South Hedland Service Worker Housing project one of its main priorities.

The Town has identified a block of land on Cottier Drive, South Hedland, for a proposed 76-house housing development.

“The affordable housing is designed for people in sectors such as education, health, retail, hospitality, childcare and community safety,” Mayor Carter said.

“Housing is one of our biggest challenges, and we believe this project will help attract and retain key workers to the Hedland region.”

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