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Whyalla is set to become the state’s hot spot for investment and development

Melissa Smith

Whyalla is Open for Development

The City of Whyalla is inviting developers and investors to seize the exciting opportunities in the Spencer Gulf regional city, as it stands on the brink of a green-industry revolution. With the State Government’s Hydrogen Jobs Plan gearing up for construction this year and other significant industrial projects in the pipeline, it’s crucial to simultaneously develop housing and social infrastructure to meet construction demand and establish a thriving city.

In line with this vision, the Whyalla City Council has unveiled its Potential Development Sites Prospectus, highlighting strategically located land parcels ideal for sparking the urban renewal of the city.

Mayor Phill Stone emphasised the unique chance to be part of a development boom, stating, “With so much housing and social infrastructure required to support these once-in-a-generation projects, Whyalla is set to become the State’s hot spot for investment and development within the next 12 months.”

Highlighting the diverse projects, Mayor Stone noted, “From hydrogen to rare earths; and green industry to copper mining, there are so many projects coming online that the city is crying out for urgent development. This is needed to support not only project workers and their families but also additional professionals required to service the expected population growth, including doctors, nurses, and teachers.”

Mayor Stone welcomed the State Government’s announcement of an initial housing development as part of its regional Economic Summit, considering it the first of many steps necessary to meet the imminent demand. He mentioned ongoing discussions with the State Government regarding strategic Crown land parcels for housing and social infrastructure, expressing satisfaction with the initial step in delivering housing for current and future projects and ongoing tourism needs.

Underlining the importance of continued collaboration, Mayor Stone stated, “It’s critical that we continue to partner with the State Government and other investors on even further housing and social infrastructure initiatives to ensure the best outcomes for our existing community while supporting the growth that will enable even more people to call Whyalla ‘home’ in the future.”

Encouraging potential developers, Mayor Stone urged them to explore the interactive prospectus online and reach out to the Council with their ideas. He emphasised, “If you’re in a position to invest in our city, we want to hear from you!”

The interactive prospectus can be viewed online.


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