First homebuyers and families were the winners in the latest release of residential lots in South Hedland.
Seven sites, which could provide 31 new homes, were made available through the Western Australian Government’s South Hedland New Living Project.
One of the main aims of the South Hedland New Living Project is to assist first homebuyers and encourage families to live in the Pilbara.
Three single residential lots were offered for sale for $100,000 by public ballot, which included a $7,000 landscaping and fencing incentive.
The release of these affordable lots targeted local families, according to the WA Government.
Of the seven sites offered for sale, three were single residential lots that were bought by first homebuyers and an owner-occupier, while the remaining sites, which can support 28 properties, were sold by auction.
The large single residential lots are zoned R20 and are located on Rutherford Road and Haines Road in South Hedland.
Roberts said the ballot system aimed to ensure that investors did not ramp up local land prices.
The four groupsites, sold by auction, could provide 28 more homes in the area, according to the Government.
“The lots were sold very quickly for between $310,000 – $570,000, highlighting the demands for housing being driven by the mining activity in the Pilbara,” the Government said.
The four Group sites are located on Collier Drive, Masters Way, Wangara Crescent and Souey Court and range in size from 1,578 m2 to 3,415 m2.
The Government said more affordable land would be released in the coming months.