Home ownership in Hedland is set to receive a significant boost, with the impending first release of 38 residential lots in the Osprey Estate in South Hedland.
The lots, which range in size from 305 to 585 square metres and priced from $260,000 will be offered for sale shortly, marking the beginning of a 165-hectare estate comprising of a primary school and public open space.
The project has been of high priority for the Department of Housing and the Department of Regional Development in order to address housing supply issues within the Pilbara region.
Buyers of the first lots will need to meet strict residency requirements with the Department of Housing targeting sales at owner-occupiers.
Following this initial release, there will be subsequent releases of duplex lots as well as single, cottage and group sites. House and land packages will also be made available.
The Osprey Estate also includes a Key Worker Village
comprising of 12-hectares, which will provide 293 affordable rental dwellings for key workers living in Port Hedland.
Paul Whyte, General Manager, Commercial and Business Operations said the economic development of the Pilbara relied on the availability of affordable, appropriate and attractive accommodation for key workers.
“By providing housing at the key worker village employees can afford to live in the community they support and employers can attract and retain the staff they need, which helps to build a sustainable community,” Mr Whyte said.