More affordable housing for Hedland

  • Work under way at 165ha Osprey subdivision
  • Department of Housing project to deliver 366 lots
A high-priority commitment to ease Hedland’s severe housing shortage is making significant progress with civil works under way on the Osprey subdivision in South Hedland.
Housing Minister Terry Redman said stage one of the Department of Housing project would produce 111 lots, with planning under way to deliver another 255 lots as part of the Liberal-National Government’s affordable housing strategy.

“In total, this project will produce 366 lots for housing within the urban zoned portion of the 165ha Osprey site. Additional lots are also planned for the rural portion of the site, which is currently subject to rezoning,” Mr Redman said.

“The Osprey site also includes development of the 12ha Key Workers Village (KWV) which will provide 293 affordable rental dwellings for key workers living in the town.

“The KWV will boost housing availability in Hedland by providing short-term accommodation of six months or longer for low-to-moderate income workers.

“The Osprey subdivision will deliver a number of affordable housing outcomes, including public rental housing, land and home purchase opportunities.”

Lots in stage 1 of the Osprey subdivision are expected to be released for sale ‘off the plan’ before the end of 2012.

Fact File
  • 530 lots have already been developed under the Department of Housing’s South Hedland New Living Urban Renewal Project
  • Under the State Government’s affordable housing strategy - which targets 20,000 new dwellings by 2020 - more than 6,200 new affordable homes have already been created
    • Includes nearly 2,600 home ownership opportunities via Keystart or shared equity
    • Includes more than 670 new discounted private rentals
  • More than 3,700 social houses also delivered for community’s most disadvantaged
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