Francis Logan

Francis Logan

Minister for Energy; Resources; Industry and Enterprise

    New townhouses for Carnarvon

    8/08/2005 12:00 AM

    Local company Ningaloo Developments has been awarded the $2.73million contract to build 15 new townhouses in Carnarvon.

    Housing and Works Minister Francis Logan today announced details of the project, which is part of the State Government’s State-wide Regional Upgrade Strategy.

    Mr Logan said the new townhouses in Morrell Court would replace old Homeswest homes. Two lots had been amalgamated to provide flexibility with the layout of the units.

    “A requirement of the design was that the various types of units were spread over the site and not clumped together,” he said.

    The Minister said six of the new townhouses would have one bedroom, six would have two bedrooms and three would have three bedrooms.

    Kalbarri-based architect Max Watts was responsible for the design of the one-storey townhouses, which would be constructed of steel framing, clad with a mixture of hardboard planking and flat sheeting. The windows would have powder-coated aluminium frames, while the roofs would be colorbond steel sheeting.

    Mr Logan said the Regional Upgrade Strategy was being acclaimed around the State, where 800 new homes will be constructed and another 200 refurbished in country areas over the next four years.

    “The strategy is already having a huge impact in many regional centres,” he said.

    “By improving the housing, we are taking the first step to improving the overall quality of life for many residents.”

    Work on the townhouses is due to be completed by June, 2006. The first Homeswest tenants should move in shortly afterwards.

    Minister's office: 9222-8950