The Woodside-operated North West Shelf Project participants have approved a four-year housing refurbishment program for approximately 400 of its residential properties in Karratha.
Initial funding of A$28 million has been approved for the program, which will focus on internal improvements including painting, flooring, lighting, kitchens, bathrooms, laundries, security screens and, depending on condition, fencing and patios.
The program is expected to commence in the second quarter of 2017 with successful contractors for the program to be confirmed this month.
The proposed contracts will have significant local and Indigenous content. It is expected that more than 80% of total contract spend will be with local Karratha businesses and more than 30% with Indigenous businesses.
The program represents a significant investment by the North West Shelf Project and demonstrates our long-term commitment to the City of Karratha.
It will help ensure we can continue to provide an appropriate standard of housing to our people who live here in Karratha and operate the North West Shelf Project's onshore facilities, including the Karratha Gas Plant and King Bay Supply Base.