The Town of Port Hedland Council formally adopts a range of priorities from the Hedland Housing Solutions Summit, held in December 2021.
Key priorities chosen to address current and future housing needs in the Town include:
- identifying and repurposing vacant underutilised properties for short-term accommodation or transitional housing;
- supporting pathways to home ownership;
- leveraging funding and multi-party agreements for land and housing development;
- and identifying innovative, affordable and sustainable housing models.
You can find the actions matrix here.
Shelter WA CEO Michelle Mackenzie and Regional Engagement Manager Rhiannon Bristow-Stagg were pleased to contribute to the Summit as part of Shelter WA’s regional engagement work.
In a statement released by the Town of Port Hedland, Mayor Peter Carter welcomed Council’s endorsement of the Summit’s recommendations.
“The timely supply of affordable land and different housing types to meet demand will support economic participation, build sustainable communities and facilitate local supply chains.
“In addition, climate responsive housing design will improve affordability for owners and renters, and promote environmental sustainability within the Town.
“The Town will advocate for the establishment of a Steering Committee to manage the project and will work with responsible agencies on further assessment of the feasibility of the priorities and their implementation.
“The Town is committed to working with stakeholders to address housing supply and demand issues that support local population growth and improve economic participation and wellbeing within our community.”
Shelter WA looks forward to further collaboration and advocacy with the Town of Port Hedland and the broader Pilbara region.
Shelter WA received a COVID-19 grant from Lotterywest to develop a regional engagement framework across the nine regions.