Housing unveiled in Onslow
New housing unveiled in Onslow last week will attract more high-quality Government workers to town, according to State Government ministers.
The completion of 10 properties in LandCorp’s Barrarda Estate subdivision, built as part of the Government Regional Officers’ Housing program, was announced on Thursday.
The houses ranges from two to four bedrooms, and join 12 units for service workers built under the program in 2014.
WA Housing Minister and Pilbara MLA Brendon Grylls said he believed the houses would attract more candidates to the region.
“The delivery of essential public services ... is a priority of the Liberal National Government,” he said.
“Government employees often relocate to live and work in these areas, and having good-quality, affordable housing available is crucial to attracting the right people.”
The $5 million project was funded by the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project, located 12km west of Onslow.
State Development Minister Bill Marmion said he was pleased the new housing had been made possible through a partnership between the State Government and Chevron.
“This is a great example of industry working with the Government to deliver positive community outcomes in regional WA,” he said.