Regional Development and Lands Minister Brendon Grylls has turned the first sod of soil on a residential development that will become Karratha’s first ever coastal suburb.
Part of the State Government’s Pilbara Cities initiative, Mirvac’s Mulataga residential estate will be a master planned community featuring about 2,000 homes over 168ha.
Mr Grylls said the development would provide Karratha with its first direct link to Nickol Bay.
“The estate will include a diverse range of lot types and prices and will give wider community access to a coastal lifestyle with a retail and dining precinct, recreational spaces and parks on the water’s edge,” he said.
“For the first time, residents and visitors will have attractive, landscaped spaces along the foreshore to enjoy a range of water sports and boating activities.”
Mulataga is located east of the Karratha town centre and bordered by Millstream, Mystery and Maitland roads.
The Minister said the development was a significant step in transforming Karratha from a mining town with an estimated population of 18,000 to a City of the North capable of supporting a permanent population of 50,000 people.
“Karratha has been transformed since Pilbara Cities was launched four years ago, and this estate will cement the town’s position as comparable to any major Australian city,” he said.
The first lots at Mulataga are expected to be released for sale halfway through next year.
The Urban Development Institute of Australia has awarded Mulataga the ‘6 Leaf EnviroDevelopment’ certification.
Mulataga is the first development in regional Western Australia to achieve the accreditation which certifies developments that have been carefully designed to protect the environment and use resources responsibly.
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