Denham to receive significant funding boost for workers accommodation from State Government

Anna CoxMidwest Times
Picturesque Little Lagoon near Denham.
Camera IconPicturesque Little Lagoon near Denham. Credit: Grady Brand/The West Australian

Denham will receive a share from a major boost from the State Government’s Infrastructure Development Fund to go toward workers accommodation.

The $80 million fund provides funding assistance to address upfront costs associated with connecting essential water, electricity, and sewerage infrastructure, which have constrained development and impacted the viability of housing projects.

The Shire of Shark Bay will receive $187,000 to deliver five new three-bedroom houses in Denham for government officers.

Minister for Planning John Carey said: “This fund is about providing more housing for workers in industries outside of mining and the resources industry, workers that are crucial to a town such as childcare, education, healthcare, hospitality and providing government services.”

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder will benefit from $4m in funding that will enable an extension of the main sewerage network to service 66.9ha of undeveloped land near the airport.

The land includes a 17.2ha site on which the City recently resolved to sell to the M/Group for the development of a proposed 400-dwelling residential lifestyle village featuring one, two, three and four-bedroom homes.

In Broome, $7.6m will support the Shire to deliver a 91-dwelling project in Sanctuary Road providing key worker accommodation to support local industry, including tourism and hospitality.

The unlocking regional worker accommodation opportunities stream is designed to address utility constraints, either at the precinct or strategic site scale, which are affecting the delivery of key workers accommodation.

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