A subdivision application to provide 345 homes at Cable Beach, Broome,has been approved. There has been exceptional growth over the past years in Broome. Land prices have been increasing very rapidly and demand for residential development has grown significantly says the WA Minister for Planning & Infrastructure, Alannah MacTiernan. The land release by developer LandCorp will help keep blocks affordable.
The Kimberley Land Council (KLC) has welcomed the approval. The project will see a substantial area of land released for development, while ensuring significant cultural areas are preserved and maintained by the traditional owners, says KLC’s Wayne Bergman. He welcomed the State Government’s approach in negotiating the new subdivision and called for a similar approach in all Native Title matters.
The funds generated by the land sales will ensure Gubinge Road – a major connection for heavy vehicles to the Broome Port – is completed all the way to the port. LandCorp will fund the cost of the road’s construction adjacent to the subdivision.
The development will benefit the whole community and building Gubinge Road can go ahead getting trucks out of the centre of town, says Kimberley MLA, Carol Martin.
Ms MacTiernan says LandCorp expects to release 61 lots in Stage One of the Januburu-Six Seasons Estate to Broome residents in late December, with subdivisional work completed ready for housing construction in February 2006.
Engineering design works are expected to be completed by mid-August and LandCorp will tender for the civil works contract with commencement of this phase expected in mid-September.