Government funded guide to renting or buying in the Housing Market

West Australians looking to purchase or rent now have a housing guide, aiming to help people choose a home and understand how the benefits of good building design can affect they way they live. “This guide will help cut through the marketing lingo and offer advice on what questions to ask…” said Perth MLA, John…

Are Australians really mortgage stressed?

The Perth property market is experiencing a slow down, having decreased by about 10% over the last 5 years, with the median house price falling from a high of $560,000 to around $505,000. Despite interest rates remaining at a record low of 1.5 per cent, the question at the forefront is are families making bigger…

Housing Development to Create Environmental Interconnected Community in Greenwood

Greenwood will be home of a new environmentally friendly residential development that will create a vibrant and interconnected community in the suburb. The $51 million East Green project will become an innovative, affordable and contemporary new residential community in Greenwood’s activity centre, promoting a sustainable housing. The development will be within two kilometres of the…

Accommodation Investment Boosts Support for Indigenous Youth in Tertiary Study

WA’s State and Federal Governments will invest in an innovative accommodation project at Perth’s St Catherine’s College, to support young Indigenous people from remote communities to complete tertiary study. $12.8 million dollars will be invested into the initiative to double the capacity of the Dandjoo Darbalung programme at the college, located at the University of…

South Hedland’s “Ghost Village” Attracts Critics

A replica of the Karratha Pelago Tower fiasco has happened in South Hedland, which lead to the exposure of another government deal with the private sector. The Osprey Village, completed in April this year, was aiming to accommodate mining workers in South Hedland. However, the state opposition highlighted that only 132 of the 293 units…

High Rise Housing Takes Shape In Ten Days

A brand new construction method has successfully built a block of apartments in Perth in 10 days. The design allows different parts of the building to come together like Lego blocks, erecting 15 units each day. The entire housing project can be completed and ready to sell in 12 months. A 77-home six-storey building was…

1000 new affordable flats will be built

Today WA Housing Minister Bill Marmion launched 1000 new affordable rental housing flats 20 percent below the market  value. Community Housing organisations and private developers will be constructing the housing projects, with 48 million dollars funding from the state government to subsidise the rent. The initiative is based on the joint state and federal National Rental…