The state government has been encouraging private developers into the Pilbara region, according to the Pilabara Cities initiative.
Residential land at Karratha is now under development, which will yield more than 1,200 affordable lots, according to Lands Minister Brendon Grylls.
The development will include a mixed-use commercial precinct connecting to the town centre.
Mr Grylls also encouraged developers through the Lazy Lands residential infill project that identifies, and then makes available, vacant and useable crown land across the Pilbara.
“As part of the Pilbara Cities Vision, this will help in meeting the Pilbara’s housing needs to 2015,” Mr Grylls said, explaining that it may make the market more stable.
“This increased access to housing will see more families being able to settle permanently in the region,” he said.