Alannah MacTiernan

Alannah MacTiernan

Minister for Planning and Infrastructure

    Next land release imminent at Pretty Pool

    3/08/2008 12:00 AM

    Thirty-five residential lots in Port Hedland will be sold by public ballot next month, as the State Government further develops the Pretty Pool estate to meet demand for home sites in the town.


    Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan said the ballot was part of a 70 lot release that would also offer much-needed housing to essential service providers and employees of resources companies.


    “This release provides an opportunity for people to secure land in a residential estate that has been carefully planned to integrate with the area’s sensitive mangrove and coastal environment,” Ms MacTiernan said.


    The Minister said the ballot would give preference to local residents and local companies, to ensure the sought-after sites were sold to people seeking to settle permanently in the region.


    “There is increasing demand for quality accommodation in Port Hedland and Pretty Pool offers a great lifestyle in an ideal location,” she said.


    The 35 lots range in size from 398sqm to 833sqm, and are priced from $232,000 to $418,000. 


    The public ballot, conducted by the Western Australian Electoral Commission, would be held on Thursday, September 11 at 11.30am.  Ballot submissions close at 2pm on Friday, September 5.


    “The State Government is accelerating its land release program in the Pilbara as a result of expansions in resource projects across the region and the subsequent growth in population,” Ms MacTiernan said.


    “Tenders have recently closed on a group housing site for more than 60 units, with a number of exciting proposals being received. 


    “LandCorp are now assessing those proposals based on a number of criteria, including built form and the inclusion of environmentally sensitive and energy efficiency design features.”


    The recent expression of interest process for 120 hectares of land at Styles Road also attracted a number of proposals from developers interested in working with LandCorp to determine the development potential of the land.


    The Minister said that LandCorp was also progressing planning and design for Stage Two of the Wedgefield light industrial estate, comprising of up to 19 lots from 2,000sqm to one hectare, expected to be released in mid-2009.  In addition LandCorp was working with the shire to progress rezoning and planning for the provision of industrial land for transport use.


    To obtain a ballot pack, or to register your interest in the industrial land, contact the sales agent, Morag Lowe, at Hedland First National on 9173 2210.


    Minister's office - 9213 6400