Hous­ing un­veiled in Onslow

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

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.

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