Plan to boost affordable housing in Bunbury needs partners

The WA state government is currently seeking expressions of interest from developers to deliver an affordable land and housing project near Bunbury. 

An estimated 300 residential lots to support growth and demand for affordable housing in the South West are expected to flow from development of the 56 hectare Tuart Brook site in Usher. 

Housing Minister Peter Tinley said the government anticipates significant employment and economic activity will follow after an accomplished and integrated developer agrees to help realise the vision of the Tuart Brook development. 

“Tuart Brook will boost the supply of affordable land and housing in Bunbury, which topped the State for the highest number of house sales in a recent Landgate survey,” he said. 

“This is great news for low-to-moderate income earners looking to purchase their own home in Bunbury.

“The successful proponent for Tuart Brook will gain access to a well-located site and the opportunity to collaborate with the McGowan Government to deliver a sizeable, affordable and attractive land and housing development.

“As well as its broader implications for affordable housing in WA, the project also has great potential to support Bunbury’s local economy, both directly within the construction industry and indirectly through flow-on effects to other sectors.”

The Department of Communities is currently undertaking a two-part procurement process to identify a suitable developer or consortium.

The call for EOIs will close on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.