Town’s growth boosts con­struc­tion in Bar­rarda Es­tate

Pilbara News - - Pilbara Property - Mau­reen Ep­pen

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.

Pic­ture: From LandCorp

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.

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