The State Government is to spend more than $500,000 to upgrade nine homes at two Aboriginal communities near South Hedland.
Housing and Works Minister Francis Logan said another fire-damaged home would be demolished.
Mr Logan said the contract for the work had been awarded to the local firm, CJ’s Contracting, whose tender bid was $503,394.
“The construction of these homes will mean that these Aboriginal communities on the outskirts of South Hedland will receive a significant boost to the quality of their housing,” he said.
“Five houses at Punju Ngarudi Niamal and four houses at Jinparinya will be upgraded, including bathroom disability modifications for three seniors’ homes.
“In addition, the fire-damaged house at Jinparinya will be demolished.”
Mr Logan said the contract was an example of the Gallop Government’s commitment to improving the quality of services to all Western Australians, wherever they lived.
Punju Ngarudi Niamal and Jinparinya are about 10km apart and about a half-hour drive from Port Hedland.
Work on the projects is expected to start before the end of the month and is due to be completed by March 2006.
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