City of Karratha

Lazy Lands

In April, 2013, Council considered the Draft Business Plan prepared pursuant to Section 3.59 of the Local Government Act 1995 (relates to land transaction - acquisition, disposal  of development of land) for 5 of 6 sites allocated to the Shire under Stage 1 of the State Government’s Residential Infill Program (aka Lazy Lands Program). 

The sites are located at:


  • Site 1 - Lot 602 Pelusey Way, Nickol (913m2);
  • Site 2 - Lot 611 Mayo Court, Nickol (2,389m2);
  • Site 3 - Lot 612 Boyd Close, Nickol (767m2);
  • Site 5 - Lot 683 Gregory Way, Bulgarra (1.2ha);
  • Site 7 - Lot 651 Hancock Way, Bulgarra (1.11ha).


PRC are responsible to deliver the Land De-Constraint project on behalf of the City of Karratha and 4 additional sites within the Town of Port Hedland, Shire of Ashburton and Shire of East Pilbara.

In July, 2013, Council supported the appointment of PRC to manage the project on behalf of City of Karratha. PRC have engaged NS Projects to deliver the project. The Procurement Plan was adopted in October, 2013, which includes procurement of Civil Engineer (Geotechnical Engineer, Hydrologist), Surveyor and Civil Contractor.


Project Progress*


* Project Progress Completion percentage allocations are based on the projects current stage as per tables below:

Design & Construct Other
Feasibility/Needs Study0% Feasibility/Needs Study0
Prep Brief & Tender Doc25% Concept5%
EOI/Tender30% Schematic10%
Design development40% Design development15%
Design & documentation45% Design Acceptance25%
Construction complete90% Tender Process30%
Practical completion95% Construction complete90%
Defects Liability Phase100% Practical completion95%
   Defects Liability100%
Stages such as constructionmay take some time, these will be broken down further by dividing the percentage allocation (i.e. 70%) by the number on months expected to complete the stage.