Company homes ease affordable rental shortage

Karratha is experiencing a lack of affordable housing and with low housing availability residents are facing increased rental costs, and for people on low incomes, local businesses and community service workers the lack of affordable housing has created a significant barrier to living and working within the City.

Expressions of Interest

In response, the City of Karratha has looked at how it can best respond to the housing shortage through a number of initiatives in collaboration with local industry, government and the community. In partnership with Rio Tinto and Woodside the City worked to understand what housing and accommodation was vacant and in response have invited expressions of interest from local organisations and business to access a property from a Service Worker Accommodation Pool, providing affordable rent to people who are eligible.

Also the City is building new houses and units and looking to how best utilise vacant land to increase housing supply.

Shelter WA in partnership with the Western Australian Council of Social Service, and local and state governments looks forward to driving a range of collaborative solutions that best respond to local housing market pressures.