Doug Shave

Doug Shave

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    Landcorp to manage key Goldfields housing-golf project.

    17/07/2000 1:39 PM
     
    17/7/00

    LandCorp will manage the first stages of one of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s biggest residential and community facility developments.

    Lands Minister Doug Shave announced after the regional meeting of State Cabinet in Kalgoorlie-Boulder today that LandCorp would manage the planning and initial development of the city’s north-west sector project.

    “The Government is fully committed to ensuring the success of this large-scale, complex project, which will provide the city with a high standard grassed golf course and up to 2000 residential lots,” Mr Shave said.

    “This supply of quality housing land is expected to meet demand for many years.

    “LandCorp’s experience in the construction of the Joondalup golf course in Perth means it is well placed to develop a high standard golf course in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.”

    Following Native Title Act rulings last year, the Department of Land Administration (DOLA) successfully completed all requirements needed for the project to proceed.

    “LandCorp’s involvement will be a partnership with the local community to ensure the vision of a high quality development becomes reality,” Mr Shave said.

    Ongoing input from the Golf Course Steering Committee chaired by Mining and Pastoral MLC Greg Smith, the Goldfields Esperance Development Commission, and the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, will ensure LandCorp works closely with the community.

    LandCorp has already made significant contributions to regional development with projects in Bunbury, Mandurah, Carnarvon and Geraldton.

    “LandCorp has moved quickly to advertise for consultants for the planning and development stages,” Mr Shave said.

    “In line with government policy, LandCorp will seek maximum participation from the local business sector in this key project.

    “The project is going to boost community facilities in the Goldfields, provide tourism and recreational opportunities, generate investment and create jobs.”

    Media contacts:
    John Clune, Minister’s Office 9213 6500
    Bob Charteris, LandCorp 9482 7442