Hon Ben Wyatt LLB MSc MLA

Hon Ben Wyatt LLB MSc MLA

Former Treasurer; Minister for Finance; Aboriginal Affairs; Lands

    $116 million affordable land package driving growth in the Mid-West

    28/07/2020 8:00 AM
    • Regional Land Booster to gear up the Mid-West economy and support local jobs
    • Discounted residential and industrial land now available through DevelopmentWA
    • Land sales will drive activity for regional businesses with an expected increase in building and construction activities
    • Builds on the McGowan Government's $20,000 Building Bonus grant 

    The McGowan Government's $116 million Regional Land Booster is set to boost the economy and jobs in the Mid-West, with 134 development-ready lots receiving a reduction in price. 


    The reduced DevelopmentWA lots include industrial, commercial and residential lots throughout the Mid-West region.


    Lot prices for single residential lots in Kalbarri now start from $85,000, saving land buyers $14,000.


    Other areas included in the Regional Land Booster within the Mid-West region include:

    • Kalbarri industrial lots starting from $115,500;
    • Green Head Town, with residential prices from $81,000;
    • Leeman residential, with prices from $83,000; and
    • Cue residential, with all lots now priced at $10,000. 

    Delivering more affordable land in the Mid-West region is expected to stimulate the local building and construction sector, driving business investment and creating local jobs.


    The Regional Land Booster comes in addition to the State Government's $20,000 Building Bonus Grant and the Commonwealth Government's HomeBuilder grant.


    Eligible land buyers will be able to take advantage of up to $69,000 in State and Commonwealth building and homeownership grants.


    For more information, visit http://www.developmentwa.com.au


    Comments attributed to Lands Minister Ben Wyatt:


    "The Affordable Land Package will provide a major boost to the Mid-West's COVID-19 economic recovery and support regional jobs through new residential and industrial developments.


    "Increased land sales will secure a pipeline of work for the region's building and construction sector, supporting regional jobs and suppliers in this difficult time.


    "Eligible land buyers could save themselves an additional $69,000 on top of this package through the various Government building grants on offer, making it much more affordable than before to build a house in WA."


    Comments attributed to Agricultural Region MLC Laurie Graham:


    "This is a welcome announcement for the Mid-West and I thank Minister Wyatt for this investment.


    "Local jobs are a priority and making land available at more affordable prices for homes and businesses creates opportunity for local builders and suppliers.


    "The Mid-West is a great place to live, work and invest and I encourage everyone to look at the possibilities this announcement provides.


    Minister's office - 6552 5900