Hon John Carey BA MLA

Hon John Carey BA MLA

Minister for Housing; Lands; Homelessness; Local Government

Hon Simone McGurk BA(Arts) BA(Comms) MLA

Hon Simone McGurk BA(Arts) BA(Comms) MLA

Minister for Child Protection; Women's Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services

    Release of residential and commercial lots to meet demand in Broome - including EOI for new childcare centre

    1/08/2022 1:00 PM
    • 33 new residential lots released in Stage 11 of Broome's Waranyjarri Estate
    • Homesites to boost residential lots for Broome 
    • Stage 11 also set to be home to a new childcare centre, with State Government seeking Expressions of Interest from proponents to develop site adjacent to primary school

    The McGowan Government continues to make land available across regional Western Australia, today announcing a further release of commercial and residential lots in Broome.


    Housing and Lands Minister John Carey and Community Services Minister Simone McGurk announced the release of a range of new residential lots, and called for Expressions of Interest for a future childcare site at the popular Waranyjarri Estate.


    As part of Stage 11, the State Government is seeking experienced proponents for the development of a new childcare centre at the estate.


    The new childcare centre will be constructed on the corner of Yako Mall and Shingoro Street, on the commercial site adjacent to the existing Broome North Primary School.


    On completion, the new facility will help meet the demand for additional childcare services among local families in Broome North - and in the broader Broome community. It is expected the new centre could offer up to 90 childcare places.


    A national Request for Proposal process has been launched for the development of the childcare site, and can be viewed here: https://developmentwa.com.au/projects/residential/broome-north/overview


    The stage 11 release comprises 33 homesites, along with the 2,253sqm childcare development site.


    The majority of the lifestyle lots range from 630 to 784sqm, with a selection of smaller lots from 480sqm, and a corner lot sized at 1,053sqm. Lots are priced from $183,000 and are located in close proximity to Broome North Primary School, landscaped parks, and amenities in nearby Blue Haze.


    Titles are expected to be issued by mid-2023, to allow time for buyers to complete finance and settlement periods, select a builder, and design their new homes.


    Eligible buyers in Stage 11 will also benefit from up to $12,000 in incentives, including grants and savings on whitegoods and landscaping.


    The release of Stage 11 comes as final works commence on Tanami Drive, the main road through the centre of Waranyjarri Estate. The works will complete this major distributor road, improving vehicle and pedestrian access to the estate.


    Waranyjarri Estate is WA's only EnviroDevelopment and Waterwise accredited regional development - with a focus on clever, climate-responsive design, to support sustainable community living.


    It is expected to provide homes for around 1,400 new residents.


    Waranyjarri is the first neighbourhood to be developed and delivered as part of the wider Broome North development, which is planned to include 4,800 new homes for up to 13,000 new residents.


    Comments attributed to Lands Minister John Carey:


    "This Government is using every lever it can to boost the supply of affordable housing across the State, and the release of these 33 new lots in Broome North will help meet the demand for new housing - particularly among young families and first home buyers.


    "Our reform agenda is also focused on diversifying our economy, and boosting business opportunities - which is why the State Government is now calling on experienced proponents for the development of a new childcare centre at Waranyjarri Estate.


    "Broome's population continues to grow, and the Government's reforms are unlocking new land to meet the needs of the community.


    "Further lots may be brought forward in future stages at Broome North, to ensure residential land supply in Broome can continue to meet demand."


    Comments attributed to Community Services Minister Simone McGurk:


    "This is an exciting milestone for the development of Broome North, with the childcare centre expected to play an important role in building the social infrastructure for the community and delivering educational outcomes for future generations.


    "A new centre will not only provide a place for local children to learn, play and grow, but importantly it will also allow more parents to return to work.


    "The McGowan Government remains committed to developing WA's regional communities and improving access to quality facilities and community services to all residents."


    Comments attributed to Kimberley MLA Divina D'Anna:


    "Broome is becoming more popular for young families and I'm proud that the McGowan Government is moving to meet housing demand with the addition of 33 new resident lots at Waranyjarri Estate


    "With a growing population, it's essential that facilities like childcare centres are available to local families who need them."


    Minister's office - 6552 5300