Hon Ben Wyatt LLB MSc MLA

Hon Ben Wyatt LLB MSc MLA

Treasurer; Minister for Finance; Aboriginal Affairs; Lands

    Government seeks developer for former Kimberley pastoral station

    26/06/2020 7:05 AM
    • Registrations of interest sought for development of former Ardjorie Station
    • Proposals must demonstrate social, cultural or economic benefit for the region
    • Another Kimberley land release helping build strong, sustainable communities

    Lands Minister Ben Wyatt has today called for development or land use proposals for a 360,000 hectare site of underutilised Government land in Western Australia's Kimberley region.


    Located approximately 140 kilometres south of Derby and 160 kilometres east of Bidyadanga, the former Ardjorie Station is bound by four active pastoral properties being Mowla Bluff, Dampier Downs, Myroodah and Nerrima.


    The McGowan Government is seeking proposals that demonstrate a significant social, cultural or economic benefit to the local community, and can support the commitment to deliver stronger regional economies and sharing prosperity.


    It is also the second development opportunity of a former pastoral station in the Kimberley region in the past six months.


    Registrations of interest are open until August 21, 2020 and can be made online at http://www.dplh.wa.gov.au/ardjorie


    Comments attributed to Lands Minister Ben Wyatt:


    "The State Government is committed to building a more prosperous regional WA and supporting private sector investment in our regions.


    "The former Ardjorie Station is a huge 360,000 hectare site and also offers the chance to revitalise a strategically located stretch of land and contribute to the future growth of the region.


    "The opportunity for redevelopment or reuse of such a land parcel can provide lasting economic and social outcomes for regional Western Australians, including local Aboriginal people.


    "With three proponents recently shortlisted for the redevelopment of the former Waterbank Station, I am thrilled that we have another great development opportunity in the Kimberley and I encourage interested parties to register today."


    Minister's office - 6552 5900