As part of the State Government’s Pilbara Cities vision, BHP Billiton has been chosen as the preferred proponent to develop four lots in the heart of South Hedland.
The development will be a key component of the revitalisation of the South Hedland CBD, creating residential and commercial opportunities on land totalling 2.53ha.
Regional Development and Lands Minister Brendon Grylls said BHP Billiton put forward a high quality design responsive to the harsh Pilbara climate that would contribute to the ongoing transformation of South Hedland.
“The proposed development will produce distinctive and attractive multi-storey buildings that will create business opportunities and integrate with the new town centre square,” Mr Grylls said.
“Projects such as this are integral to ensuring the town’s long term growth.”
The proposal includes two-storey town houses and a five-storey residential building for workers, with the ground floor featuring a gym, restaurants and retail space available to the wider community.
Fronting onto Wise Terrace, the five-storey building, featuring 322 rooms, built to a four-star hotel standard, will create a buzz of activity around the recently opened town square. The two-storey town houses fronting Collier Drive will in turn complement the existing residential development within the town centre.
Three commercial units will be offered for lease with BHP Billiton offering low cost housing for staff of these businesses.
Through Royalties for Regions, the State Government funded the $23.1million Stage 1 upgrade of the South Hedland Town Centre Revitalisation.
Work on Stage 2 has begun following an additional Royalties for Regions allocation of $53.94million.
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- BHP Billiton will develop Lots 23, 24, 25 and 26
- Civil works for Lot 23 completed
- Civil works on Lots 24, 25 and 26 will be undertaken April-August 2012
- Construction to commence August 2013; completion late 2014
- Stage 1 funded by $23.1million for Royalties for Regions:
- New town square, realigned main street, multiple mixed-use sites
- Stage 2 funded by $53.94million from Royalties for Regions:
- 100 hectares of inner city land to be unlocked, 750 new dwellings