Land Use Transfer Contingent On Allowing Development

Land Use Transfer Contingent On Allowing Development

Western Australia Minister for Regional Development & Lands Brendon Grylls

Land Transfer Set To Benefit Eastern Guruma People

Victor P Taffa

Regional Development and Lands Minister Brendon Grylls today agreed to transfer a Parcel of Land in the Tom Price Town Site to the Eastern Guruma People.

Mr. Grylls said the transfer was agreed to allow development, following the submission last month of a proposal from the Eastern Guruma People to purchase the land.

“Transferring this lot to the Eastern Guruma people will enable them to progress a mixed-use business development which will support their economic development aspirations.” Mr. Grylls said.

With the State Government’s Royalties for Regions $1 Billion Pilbara Cities Initiative well under way, the Minister said it was an opportune time for the Eastern Guruma people to receive this land.

“Tom Price is a community set to be transformed under the Pilbara Cities Initiative so it is a terrific time for the Eastern Guruma people to progress their proposed development in the Town Site.” Mr. Grylls said.

“The initiative aims to modernise and transform Pilbara communities like Tom Price, which will benefit from a town centre revitalisation.”

The Land, located within the Tom Price Town Site, is approximately 3,725 sqm and zoned ‘Mixed Business.’

The Eastern Guruma People is the native title holders of nearly 6,000 sq km of land in the Central Pilbara Region.