Hon John Carey BA MLA

Hon John Carey BA MLA

Minister for Housing; Lands; Homelessness; Local Government

    Two homes for teachers and police underway in Carnarvon

    1/03/2022 6:30 AM
    • Two houses are under construction for the Government Regional Officer Housing (GROH) program in Carnarvon
    • One house will be allocated to the Department of Education to provide teacher housing
    • The second home will be allocated to WA Police
    • McGowan Government is investing $200 million to expand and improve State's GROH stock 

    Construction has begun on two new Government Regional Officer Housing (GROH) properties in Carnarvon, helping to boost the number of homes available for critical State Government workers.


    The two homes will both be four-bedroom, two-bathroom with one property to be leased by the Department of Education for teacher housing and the second property to be leased by WA Police.


    The GROH program provides housing to government workers in regional areas to ensure critical services such as education and law enforcement can be delivered.


    The homes will be constructed using steel frames, and will have a modern and functional design that will meet the needs of families or sharing singles.


    The homes are scheduled to be complete by the middle of the year, with construction being undertaken by local building company Ningaloo Developments Pty Ltd.


    There are currently 17 new GROH properties under construction across the State with planning underway for a further 35 properties.


    The McGowan Government has committed $200 million to expand and improve the State's GROH stock across regional WA over the coming four years.


    Comments attributed to Housing Minister John Carey:


    "Ensuring regional communities have access to critical State Government workers such as teachers and police officers is essential.


    "These two new homes will help meet the demand for more GROH properties for teachers and police in Carnarvon.


    "The McGowan Government is investing $200 million over the coming four years to improve and expand the State's stock of GROH properties.


    "Our Government is acutely aware of the housing challenges we face and that is why we are significantly boosting housing supply through measures including more than $2 billion of direct investment in new social housing and GROH, supporting residential development in regional WA through our $116 million Regional Land Booster Package and helping thousands of Western Australians build homes with our $20,000 Building Bonus Grant."


    Minister's office - 6552 5300