Defence’s latest housing project starts

Aiden BoyhamSound Telegraph

The sod was officially turned on Defence Housing Australia’s new residential project in Baldivis last Wednesday, with construction roaring ahead on the 2.06ha site.

DHA’s $6.2 million development on McDonald Road will consist of 30 land lots and will support the Royal Australian Navy at HMAS Stirling by including eight homes for defence families.

Wormall Civil is the main contractor carrying out works at the site, which will see the remaining 22 lots sold to the public in one stage later this month.

DHA chairman Sandy Macdonald said the development would make a significant contribution to the local economy, as well as creating a vibrant residential community.

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“This is a residential land development that will certainly enrich and contribute to the local community, and will connect the local Bush Forever sites, marine park and lakes,” he said. “Not least of all, our Baldivis site will provide a tremendous lifestyle for a select number of Australian Defence Force and civilian families.”

The project in Baldivis marks another milestone in Rockingham for DHA, coming on the back of plans to build 350 apartments at the former site of Palm Beach Caravan Park.

As reported by the Telegraph in July, DHA is proposing to build the apartments on the corner of Fisher and Lake Streets, with development awaiting the necessary approvals.

As with the development in Baldivis, a number of the properties at the proposed apartment site in Rockingham have been earmarked for private purchase with others to be filled by defence families.

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