Alannah MacTiernan

Alannah MacTiernan

Minister for Planning and Infrastructure

    First lots released at GreenView

    3/07/2008 12:00 AM
     

    The first phase of development at the State Government’s GreenView at Karkula estate was launched today in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, with the release of 32 residential lots to the public, and an additional 16 being set aside for a display village and for the Department of Housing and Works.

     

    Launching the sales in Kalgoorlie-Boulder today, Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan said local homebuyers were being offered an opportunity to buy into a premium, energy-efficient estate that would ultimately offer a mix of more than 2,000 dwellings.

     

    “The State Government, through LandCorp, is also currently running a State-wide Expression of Interest process seeking builders for a further 11 group housing sites, ranging from duplex blocks to a 27-unit site,” Ms MacTiernan said.

     

    “We’re setting a new benchmark in housing diversity, quality design and community living for the Goldfields.

     

    “New residents will have easy access to quality recreational spaces, a shopping centre and the proposed golf course development and resort.”

     

    A total of 32 lots are now available by private treaty, and vary in size from 442sqm to 903sqm with prices between $155,000 and $235,000.

     

    The Minister said design guidelines and detailed area plans for the estate ensured that while there was a diversity of housing on offer, the overall look of the development would maintain a contemporary aesthetic.

     

    A number of sustainability initiatives have been built-in to the GreenView estate, including:

     

    ·        a $5,000 rebate to home owners who install a rooftop grid-connected solar supply system. In addition to contributing to the home’s power supply, these systems feed excess power back into the grid;

    ·        GreenView at Karlkurla has been designed to be stormwater-efficient, with all runoff from roofs and roads within the estate to be captured in the city’s Piccadilly Street water harvesting dam, which will then provide water for irrigating the golf course; and

    ·        all sewer water will be treated and come back through the city’s third pipe system to water the parks and reserves and will assist in watering the golf course.

      

    “Some of the 16 additional sites will be used for display homes, with two local builders already expressing interest in starting a display village on four lots,” Ms MacTiernan said.

     

    “The display village will demonstrate how simple and cost-effective design measures can make homes more sustainable, comfortable and cheaper to run, by taking measures to reduce electricity, water and gas usage.”

     

    For further sales information, contact selling agents Goldfields Realty on 9022 2155 or John Matthews and Son on 9021 6611, or visit http://www.greenviewestate.com.au

     

    Minister's office  - 9213 6400