Pilbara land release to provide more housing options
West Australians on the search for rural property in the state may be interested in the release of residential lots in Port Hedland today (December 19).
As part of the state government's Pilbara Cities initiative, the latest release comprises 40 hectares of land with the capacity for up to 700 dwellings.
The mixture of single residential and medium density lots will offer more housing options in the area, lands minister Brendon Grylls explained.
"The government is keen to see innovative plans that offer diversity in lot size and housing choice," he commented.
"Given the low lying land, we particularly encourage the use of elevated housing built form to reduce the need for mass fill. Building elevated homes is the perfect solution to the shortage of unconstrained land in the area."
Located four kilometres from Port Hedland's CBD and 500 metres from the coast, the development is located in one of the fastest-growing areas in the Pilbara region.
Mr Grylls said the government urged developers to build high-density living accommodation to provide more housing options in the region.
Expressions of interest closes February 21 next year.