Town’s growth boosts construction in Barrarda Estate
With 68 new homes to be completed by the end of the year, LandCorp’s Barrarda Estate, in Onslow, is experiencing a construction boom.
LandCorp chief operating officer Dean Mudford said significant growth in employment and investment opportunities in the town resulted in a need for more housing. Big investment and development in Onslow is seen to continue well into the future.
“Barrarda Estate is a new community within walking distance to the town centre, school, recreation facilities, the new hospital, beach and Beadon Creek boat ramp,” he said.
This time next year, a $1 million skate park and a $9 million aquatic centre will be ready for action.
A total of 220 lots are planned for Barrarda Estate, mostly single residential lots suited to investors and owner-occupiers.
Several grouped housing sites will also be available in the future.
Ashburton Shire president Kerry White said the Barrarda Estate provided a new residential development designed for the Pilbara landscape and climate.
“In addition to the new homes and streetscapes, parks and public spaces at Barrarda Estate will be completed next year for everyone in our close-knit community to enjoy,” she said.
“We are experiencing an exciting period of development in Onslow, with more than $300 million worth of projects occurring in the immediate area.
“The Chevron Australia-operated Wheatstone Project will transition from construction to LNG operations in 2017, along with continued operation of Onslow Salt and BHP.”
A range of residential lots are available in Barrarda Estate for immediate development. Stage 1A lots, ranging from 444sqm-609sqm, are for sale from $169,150.
Ashburton Shire president Kerry White, left, with LandCorp chief operating officer Dean Mudford and Ashburton Shire chief executive Neil Hartley inspect progress at Barrarda Estate, Onslow.