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Push to provide employees’ housing in Newman

  • Registration process to identify demand for service workers’ housing
  • Affordable housing initiative supports local businesses
Regional Development and Lands Minister Brendon Grylls and Housing Minister Terry Redman today announced the opening of a Registration of Interest (ROI) process for service workers’ housing in Newman.

Mr Grylls said the registrations from businesses would help the State Government to more accurately assess demand for affordable housing.

“The lack of affordable housing in Newman has a big impact on many industries, including retail, tourism, health, education and hospitality,” he said.

“The ROI will give the Government important information to help plan and implement a solution to ease the local accommodation situation.”

Mr Grylls said Newman’s town centre improvements and further housing options would help realise the Pilbara Cities vision for the community by creating a place where people wanted to live, work and invest.

Housing Minister Terry Redman said the Department of Housing had been working to deliver service workers’ accommodation in regional communities under the Affordable Housing Strategy 2010-2020 and Royalties for Regions Affordable Housing.

“The Government strongly encourages Newman businesses which fit the eligibility criteria to register their interest online at the Department of Housing website,” Mr Redman said.

      Fact File
  • ROI for service workers’ accommodation closes 5pm, January 18, 2013
  • More information on the Service Workers - Newman page.
  • Under Liberal-National Govt’s affordable housing strategy - which targets 20,000 new dwellings by 2020 - more than 6,200 new affordable homes already created, including:
    • nearly 2,600 home ownership opportunities via Keystart or shared equity
    • more than 670 new discounted private rentals​
  • More than 3,700 social houses also delivered for community’s most disadvantaged
  • Minister's office - 6552 6700​

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