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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Housing development for elderly Pilbara Aboriginal people

Date posted: 13 February 2013

The Western Australian (WA) State Government has approved the conditional sale of unallocated Crown land in South Hedland following a proposal to develop nine one-bedroom units for elderly Aboriginal people in the Yinhawangka, Banyjima, and Nyiyaparli (IBN) Aboriginal communities.

Regional Development and Lands Minister Brendon Grylls said the land allocation supported the efforts of ongoing housing development projects occurring in the region, and the State Government had agreed to sell the land at a nominal value to further support the development.

'The new units will not only assist in addressing affordable housing issues in the region, but IBN also plans to utilise Aboriginal graduates of the Pundulmurra Campus of Pilbara TAFE to work as apprentices on the development,' Mr Grylls said.

IBN has proposed that the properties will be managed by not-for-profit organisation Foundation Housing, one of the major affordable housing providers in WA.

Source: Government of Western Australia

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Western Australian Minister for Regional Development and Lands
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Last updated: 14 February 2013
 
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