Newman revitalisation

The vision for Newman is to build a more sustainable economy and diverse community with a greater sense of permanence.

To accommodate the growing population, plans are underway for a new town square, shopping facilities, residential and business opportunities.

Newman is situated approximately 1,186 kilometres north of Perth via the Great Northern Highway, and just 9 kilometres  north of the Tropic of Capricorn.

Originally established in 1968 by a subsidiary of BHP to support the Mt Whaleback mine, Newman has become a bustling town of 6,000 and is set to more than double to 15,000 by 2035 due to  the Western Australian State Government’s Pilbara Cities initiative and strong demand for iron ore exports.

Be Part Of Newman's Future


Newman Horizons is a residential estate that offers quality and diversity of land choice, encourages excellence in building design and delivers energy and water efficient housing that is well suited to Newman’s demanding climate. 

The estate offers high quality standard of landscaping in all the public parks which contributes to a vibrant and sustainable community atmosphere. Footpath networks and sensible traffic movement plans add to the sense of revitalisation.


As part of DevelopmentWA's commitment to meeting industrial demand in Newman, a 2.8ha pacel of industrial land has been developed just 1.5km from the town centre with a further 9.97ha available for development at future demand.

The Newman Light Industrial Area has good access to major transport links including the Great Northern Highway.


To meet the demand from local residents and Newman's growing population, the future Newman Gateway Commercial Centre will provide a new retail experience and access to a wider variety of retail goods, services and merchandise.

The Newman Gateway Commercial Centre will become home to a diverse range of retail, service industry, wholesaling, showrooms, trade and professional services.


The final stage of the State Government’s $40million revitalisation of Newman's town centre was recently revealed with plans for a new vibrant town square announced by Regional Development and Lands Minister Terry Redman.

Designs revealed for the new town square compliment revitalisation works completed to date and its envisioned the square will become the heart of Newman's new town centre.

Recent works in the town have seen the development of a new east/west entry, realignment of roads, upgraded power and wastewater services, landscaping, new car parks created and an improved pedestrian and bike network.

Find out more about Newman's Town Centre Revitalisation here.

Other DevelopmentWA Projects in Newman

  • Cowra Precinct - Newman East



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