Applications are now open for service worker accommodation for February 2023.

The accommodation is a joint initiative between the City of Karratha, Woodside and Rio Tinto with 41 dwellings allocated since its launch, including helping to house 12 childcare workers in the City.

The program provides workers with affordable housing for a range of eligible industries including health services, education, and retail.

Applications are currently open for 24 additional Shakespeare dwellings due to be delivered in the next month.

It is anticipated that the management panel will evaluate applications in mid-February with most applicants expected to be notified by the end of the month.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the available housing was located on Shakespeare Street.

“Service worker accommodation is housing in Karratha priced similar to what you would find in a capital city,” he said.

Cr Long said providing affordable housing initiatives was vital to ensuring Karratha was a liveable city.

“It’s important for businesses to be able to employ staff at a reasonable rate and to do that you have to have reasonably priced accommodation and that is what the City of Karratha is offering,” he said.

“We want Karratha to be Australia’s most liveable regional city and to achieve this, workers that provide vital services must be able to afford to live here.
“The Service Worker Accommodation joint initiative is a key part of achieving this goal.”

Cr Long encouraged eligible businesses and employees to apply. 

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