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Housing

The Commission envisions and is working towards a future where the region’s housing conditions are similar to the rest of Australia. This means that:

  • The region’s families have access to affordable housing in well-serviced and well maintained settlements delivering high standards of amenity.
  • The housing will be predominantly privately owned; a strong private housing market will help moderate housing prices and rents and establish a vibrant residential construction industry based on sustained demand.
  • Those families within social housing will be able to access options for transition out of social housing to take up education, employment and home ownership.

The following statistics represent the Kimberley housing market and provide comparisons between Broome and the rest of regional Western Australia. For more detailed information please see Landcorp’s Expert Position Paper Townsite Land Supply and Challenges for the Future.

Kimberley Real Estate – Year to March 2015

LocationHouse SalesUnit SalesLand SalesHouse Price 2010House Price 2014House Price 2015Annual Average Change 5 years
Broome1163062$645,000$615,000$585,000-1.9%
Derby1512$360,000$412,500$330,000-1.7%
Kununurra2724$480,000$423,350$470,000-0.4%
Kimberley*1623370$589,500$530,000$551,250-1.3%
Regional WA7,6409143,515$375,000$380,000$380,0000.3%

* Kimberley also includes other small Kimberley towns

Source: Real Estate Institute of WA (REIWA)

Median Weekly Rental Rate by WA Town – December Quarter 2013

LocationMedian RentAnnual Change
Port Hedland$750-42%
Karratha$650-19%
Broome$500-17%
Busselton$4206%
Bunbury $360-3%
Albany$3509%
Kalgoorlie-Boulder$340-6%
Geraldton-Greenough$320-11%

Source: Real Estate Institute of WA (REIWA)

Residential Dwelling Approvals

Residential Dwelling Approvals. Source: Department of Regional Development and the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Residential Dwelling Approvals. Source: Department of Regional Development and the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Total Value of Residential Building Approvals

Total Value of Residential Building Approvals. Source: Department of Regional Development and the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Total Value of Residential Building Approvals. Source: Department of Regional Development and the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Page last updated: Mon Sep 12 2016 10:52:26 AM

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7 Ebony Street (PO Box 620)
Kununurra Western Australia 6743

T: +61 8 9148 2100
F: +61 8 9168 1473

Upstairs: Cnr Napier & Dampier Terrace (PO Box 172)
Broome, Western Australia 6725

T: +61 8 9194 3000
F: +61 8 9193 6142

West Kimberley House
16 Loch Street (PO Box 845)
Derby Western Australia 6728

T: +61 8 9193 1444