13/12/2010 - 14:31

Broome North land release proves popular

13/12/2010 - 14:31

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LandCorp's first land release at Broome North, Waranyjarri Estate has proved extremely popular with over 90 per cent of lots being purchased by locals.

Broome North land release proves popular

LandCorp's first land release at Broome North, Waranyjarri Estate has proved extremely popular with over 90 per cent of lots being purchased by locals.

Of the 77 lots priced between $130,000 and $265,000, 87 per cent went to first homebuyers.

"The demand for Waranyjarri Estate has been significant," said Lands Minister Brendon Grylls.

"The high quality yet accessible development represents a realistic opportunity for young families to establish a much sought after Broome lifestyle.

"LandCorp worked closely with the Shire of Broome, the Western Australian Planning Commission and Yawuru native title holders to bring land to market in less than 18 months," he said.

Mr Grylls said prospective purchasers at Broome North would soon also have a wide range of housing choice, with five local and three Perth-based builders being selected for the Kimberley's biggest display village at Waranyjarri Estate.

The successful builders are Brolga Developments; Colin Wilkinson Developments; Australian Eco Construction; Williams Homes; H&M Tracey; Niche Q; BGC Modular, and Summit Homes.

"The builders were chosen based on their housing designs being responsive to the Broome climate, the quality of the building design and value for money," he said.

Mr Grylls said as part of this initiative up to 50 house and land packages linked to the selected builders will be released early in 2011.

With lot prices from $160,000 and a competitive market, LandCorp expects builders will be able to offer house and land packages below or near $500,000.

In another first for the region, LandCorp has negotiated with civil works firm Ertech to continue site works during the wet season which will speed up the release of more land at Broome North.

"This ground breaking initiative will give us a head start for the coming dry season work and also save significant demobilisation costs.

"Most importantly it will ensure that the much-needed indigenous training programs put in place by LandCorp and Ertech continues," Mr Grylls said.

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