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Western Australia Minister for Lands Brendon Grylls

More Development On The Way For Port Hedland

Victor P Taffa

  • Prime hotel site in the centre of South Hedland
  • New residential estate for Port Hedland

People looking to live in or visit Port Hedland are set to benefit from the latest land development projects to be delivered in the town under the State Government’s Pilbara Cities’ initiative.

Lands Minister Brendon Grylls today said LandCorp would soon call for developers to build a new hotel on a prime site in the centre of South Hedland and a new residential estate in Port Hedland.

Designed to help address high rental costs and the lack of short-stay accommodation in the town, the two initiatives will be released separately to the private sector.

“It’s no secret there is a huge shortage of accommodation for people coming to Port or South Hedland on business or as a tourist and this hotel site will go a long way to addressing those issues.” Mr. Grylls said.

“The landmark high quality multi-level hotel development will revitalise the South Hedland town centre by activating Colebatch Way and incorporating retail space at street level.”

Located directly opposite South Hedland’s new town square, the hotel site is close to the new aquatic centre (currently under construction) and the established South Hedland Shopping Centre.

The Minister said Landcorp would also be inviting the private sector to develop a new residential estate on land in Port Hedland with a range of lot sizes and housing types.

“Similar in size to the successful Pretty Pool estate developed by LandCorp, the land is part of the residential expansion area identified in the Pilbara Port City Growth Plan.” Mr. Grylls said.

“When fully developed, this estate could provide up to 300 residential home sites as well as several sites for the construction of multiple dwellings up to three storeys.”

Fact File

  • Calls for Expressions of Interests are expected to be made in late 2012

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