The Housing Authority is the leading State Government agency delivering land development, housing construction and property management throughout Western Australia. It manages a range of housing programs and services that aim to support social and economic development throughout the State. Over the next four years the Housing Authority has a number of current or planned activities that will see further housing construction or refurbishment projects undertaken throughout urban areas of the Kimberley and Pilbara regions.
To maximise the benefit of these works for Government and the local community, including regional development outcomes, the Housing Authority is seeking to establish a panel of builders with the capacity to deliver the required construction, vocational training and local Aboriginal employment objectives.
The Housing Authority may use the panel to deliver capital works across its urban development initiatives in the Kimberley and Pilbara. A significant investment in the immediate future will be through the North-West Aboriginal Housing Fund (NWAHF).
Expression of Interest
An expression of interest was conducted in February/March 2017. Housing is currently evaluating submissions to the EOI to select respondents to participate in the RFP Process.
Housing is also currently working through procurement activities to establish the Panel.
The North-West Aboriginal Housing Fund (NWAHF) aims to create pathways towards social and economic independence and wellbeing for Aboriginal people in the Pilbara and Kimberley.
The Fund will invest in projects that will increase affordable, suitable and stable housing options, increase opportunities for educational attainment and job stability and empower Aboriginal people and communities. It will support hundreds of Aboriginal people to move into transitional housing, private rental accommodation or home ownership.
To find out more about the North-West Aboriginal Housing Fund, please visit the Regional Services Reform Unit website.
Employment & Education Housing
The Employment and Education Housing (EEH) program aims to increase opportunities for people living in remote areas to successfully access training and employment opportunities in regional centres through the provision of safe, affordable, supported accommodation. Support is provided to assist residents meet their work and training requirements, whilst also developing life skills to increase independence and job readiness. A preference for EEH accommodation is given to Aboriginal people however facilities will accommodate non-Aboriginal people.
Housing have established Employment and Education Housing in Broome, South Hedland and Halls Creek. More information can be found in the brochures and FAQs attached to this page.