Kununurra Housing Package With New Design Methods

Kununurra Housing Package With New Design Methods

Western Australia Minister for Regional Development & Lands Brendon Grylls

Groundbreaking House Now Available To The Public

Victor P Taffa

Two House and Land Packages based on the award-winning K1 Display Home in Lakeside Park, Kununurra will be sold in coming weeks through an online registration of interest.

Registrations will begin at 9 am Western Standard Time on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at http://www.landcorp.com.au/realchallenge.com.au, where interested parties will also be able to find further information on the homes and the terms and conditions of sale.

Regional Development and Lands Minister Brendon Grylls said the K1 was a fitting winner of LandCorp’s Regional Environmental Affordable Living (REAL) Challenge competition. The competition was judged by public voting in the Kimberley, and the prospect of the release based largely upon its design is exciting news.

“These homes will provide sustainable environmental design without compromising comfort or affordability and it is exciting to offer them to the market.” Mr. Grylls said.



Both house and land packages are priced at $545,889 and successful registrations will be selected by random draw under probity auditor supervision.

The two 610 sqm lots are located at Lakeside Park, Kununurra and all purchasers must occupy the homes for a minimum of two years from the date of practical completion.

The K1 display home will be open to the public on Saturdays from 1-5pm and Sundays from noon to 5pm until Sunday, March 13, 2011.

The K1 was designed by SIA Architects and built by Northern Aspect Construction and was the winner of the REAL Challenge Kimberley division. It includes many innovative climate-responsive features.

Key features include large areas of indoor and outdoor living all under the same roof, capitalising on the South-East and North-West cooling breezes while shielding from the strong desert North-Eastern breezes. It also uses sophisticated ventilation to maximise breeze flow.

Other features include guaranteed termite resilient timber framing and Hebel Power Floor systems, providing thermal mass, which enables greater comfort and energy efficiency benefits.

The competition sought to encourage industry to work with the State Government to provide climate-responsive, efficient and comfortable housing designs for Regional Western Australia at price points that remained affordable.