Western Australia Minister for Regional Development Brendon Grylls
Broome North On Track To Deliver Housing Innovation
Victor P Taffa
Construction on the first stages of the State Government’s exciting new Broome North development is progressing according to schedule, with the first estate in the development set to include the Kimberley’s biggest display village.
Inspecting site works today, Regional Development and Lands Minister Brendon Grylls said the first stages would this year deliver 185 residential and 27 light industrial lots as promised.
“The ultimate vision of Broome North is to meet local housing needs by offering reasonably priced land in conjunction with attractive and affordable housing that is responsive to the climate.” Mr. Grylls said.
“The construction of a 10-home residential display village in the first estate will demonstrate to future buyers how this vision can be achieved.”
The Minister said LandCorp would shortly be inviting a Registration of Interest from builders who wished to build a house in the display village.
“LandCorp will work closely with builders to prepare innovative house designs that meet the goals of affordability and environmental sustainability.” Mr. Grylls said.
“Builders that are chosen to build a display home will also have access to up to 50 house and land lots, which will be allocated based on a fair distribution and consideration of the builder’s capacity.”
“LandCorp has also developed a good relationship with the traditional owners the Yawuru people and will continue consultation with them during the development of Broome North.”
Mr. Grylls said the Broome North Development would double the size of Broome and ultimately house about 13,000 people.
“It will include residential, light industrial, retail and commercial land, as well as provision for schools, and sporting and community facilities.” the Minister said.
“Additional lots will be developed every year in Broome North to guarantee long-term land supply in Broome.” Mr. Grylls said.