Am I eligible?

Applications are now open for Newman Service Worker Accommodation.

Do individuals or organisations apply for Newman Service Worker Project accommodation?

Applications are invited from organisations and individuals. Organisations, their employees and individuals must all satisfy the eligibility criteria to be offered housing in Newman service worker accommodation.

What are the individual eligibility criteria?

All applicants must:

  • Demonstrate they are employed by an eligible organisation.
  • Demonstrate they are an Australian citizen or eligible to work in Australia.
  • Demonstrate they do not own residential property within 50km of Newman.
  • Demonstrate they are not eligible for other employee housing programs.
  • Disclose the names of any other individuals, including family members, that will also occupy the premises.
  • Demonstrate that their combined household income is less than $150,000 per annum. 

What are the organisation eligibility criteria?

In addition to the above, organisations must:

  • Demonstrate they provide services to the broader Newman community and not solely to the resource sector.
  • Generate local employment of at least one full time position consisting of a minimum of 30 hours per week.
  • Demonstrate that any residential property owned by the organisation in the town is, and will continue to be, used for staff housing.
  • Demonstrate that the provision or expansion of services is being detrimentally affected by a lack of housing.

What supporting documentation will I need with my application?

To confirm your eligibility, we may request you supply supporting documentation such as:

  • A statutory declaration.
  • A business registration certificate.
  • A copy of Australian residency certificate or relevant visas.
  • Two forms of identification.
  • A current employee contract.
  • Copies of recent pay slips.

How will applications be prioritised?

When prioritising eligible applications, consideration will be given to:

  • Combined household income.
  • Established need for the services provided by the worker and their employing organisation.
  • Type and scope of services offered by the organisation.
  • Consequence to the organisation if not allocated housing.
  • Other housing/funding options available to the organisation and/or their employee.
  • Current housing situation of the employee and organisation.

What is meant by combined gross household income?

Combined household income is the sum of all income for all occupants. Income includes wages, salary investment income, and Centrelink benefits. Income does not include superannuation, salary packaging and employer rent subsidy.


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