Doug Shave

Doug Shave


    Minister opens first house in Carnarvon's Northwater

    5/08/2000 10:15 AM

    Lands Minister Doug Shave today opened LandCorp’s NorthWater Carnarvon demonstration house, the project’s first completed house.

    “This superb waterfront home captures the essence of NorthWater with its approach to easy living and high quality construction,” Mr Shave said.

    NorthWater Carnarvon, the residential component of the Carnarvon Fascine Redevelopment Project, is one of several LandCorp projects under way around WA as part of the Government’s policy to encourage and assist regional development.

    “LandCorp works with local communities to help turn their vision into reality, create opportunities for the private sector and deliver new lifestyle choices,” Mr Shave said.

    “NorthWater and the Fascine Redevelopment are examples of this policy in action. The shire council, Gascoyne Development Commission, LandCorp and the private sector are working together to transform Carnarvon in a way that respects its history and heritage.”

    Mr Shave said Ningaloo MLA Rod Sweetman had been a consistent backer and strong advocate of Government support for the project.

    “This is another important step for Carnarvon and for the Gascoyne,” Mr Sweetman said.

    “The Fascine and NorthWater are already paying economic and community dividends and will continue to do so well into the future.”

    Mr Sweetman (one of the first to buy a NorthWater block) joined the Minister to plant a tree in the demonstration house garden. The garden has been landscaped using native plants selected for their adaptability to Carnarvon’s coastal climate.

    Designed by Overman Zuideveld Architects, the demonstration house was built by Carnarvon firm Ningaloo Developments and is one of a several concept designs for NorthWater. It is ideal for family living and a large loft area maximises views across the Fascine to the town.

    Extensive verandahs, corrugated steep pitched roof, and low front picket fence capture the spirit of early Carnarvon houses while modern decor and materials and adaptable floor plan meet the needs of today.

    “Ningaloo Developments has produced a great result and shown that builders in regional areas can deliver a first-class product,” Mr Shave said.

    “The demonstration home is an example of how LandCorp’s NorthWater Carnarvon Residential Development and Design Standards can be turned into reality.”

    NorthWater Carnarvon’s Demonstration House on Yardi Quays is open from 2pm-5pm on Wednesdays and 1pm-5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

    Media contacts:
    John Clune Minister’s Office 9213 6500
    Ian Williams LandCorp 9482 7442