10 new homes for key Government workers in Onslow
Funded by the State Development Agreement for the Wheatstone
Onslow is now a more attractive place to live for Government employees after the completion of 10 new homes under the Government Regional Officers' Housing (GROH) program.
Housing Minister Brendon Grylls announced the completion of the homes today and said it would improve service delivery to the Pilbara town.
"The delivery of essential public services to people in regional and remote Western Australia is a priority of the State Government," Mr Grylls said.
"Government employees often relocate to live and work in these areas, and having good quality, affordable housing available is crucial to attracting the right people."
The properties are located in LandCorp's Barrarda Estate subdivision and were built at a cost of about $5 million.
State Development Minister Bill Marmion said the housing was funded by the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project, a major liquefied natural gas project 12 kilometres west of Onslow.
"Through its commitments under the State Development Agreement, Wheatstone provided funding to build the homes, which the Housing Authority will own and manage," Mr Marmion said.
"Additional State Government funding of $3 million was used to pay for the land.
"This is a great example of industry working with the Government to deliver positive community outcomes in regional WA."
The 10 new homes comprise 4 x four-bedroom, 2 x three-bedroom and 4 x two-bedroom dwellings
The new homes join 12 units for service workers in Onslow, completed in 2014
The Housing Authority manages 5,500 homes for Government employees across the State under the GROH program
The Wheatstone Project has committed more than $250 million to social and critical infrastructure in Onslow including health, recreation and utilities. The State Government has also committed about $70 million to local facilities