Michelle Roberts

Michelle Roberts

Minister for Housing and Works; Indigenous Affairs; Heritage; Land Information

    Two housing opportunities for the price of one

    9/04/2008 12:00 AM

    Housing and Works Minister Michelle Roberts today announced the sale of Lot 997, a block on Erythrina Street, Kununurra.


    “The sale of the lot presents an opportunity for the Department of Housing and Works to develop other lots to create new housing opportunities in Kununurra,” Mrs Roberts said.


    “The Erythrina site is 3,863sqm and zoned R15/50.  The State Government is keen for the site to be used to build private homes, creating a better mix of public and private housing in that part of town.


    “The property will be marketed through an open and competitive process by public tender or by public auction.”


    Kimberley MLA Carol Martin said there were two positives to be gained from the sale of the lot.


    “The sale of the Erythrina street lot will provide much-needed land to build new homes and funding to improve public housing - it’s a win-win for Kununurra,” Mrs Martin said.


    The Minister said the State Government, through the Department of Housing and Works, was keen to work with the local shire to re-zone land holdings to create more opportunities to free-up land for sale and improve public housing.


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