WA’S FIRST ‘MICRO LOT’ HOUSING PROJECT

MEDIA RELEASE

11 APRIL 2018

WAS FIRST MICRO LOTHOUSING PROJECT ON 80m² GREEN TITLE LOTS LAUNCHED IN ELLENBROOK

 In Ellenbrook today, the Hon. Peter Tinley AM, MLA Minister for Housing; Veterans Issues; Youth launched WA’s first Micro Lot Housing Project on green title lots under 100m², in front of State Government Agencies, WA Industry leaders and City of Swan.

The project is a collaboration between residential homebuilder Now Living and the developers of Ellenbrook, a joint venture between the Department of Communities and a LWP Property Group Syndicate.

The industry launch comes after the WA State Planning Commission (WAPC) released a draft position statement on ‘micro lots’ as part of the State Government’s push to tackle housing affordability and the provision of a range of housing options for the WA public. ‘Micro lots’ are green title lots sized under 100m² but at least 80m².

As part of the position statement, WAPC provided approval for the release of smaller sized lots in Ellenbrook, similar to other successful developments in SA and QLD.

Managing Director of LWP Property Group, Danny Murphy said “our team began investigating alternative housing options for green title lots five years ago, with the goal of providing new housing options with a lower land cost for homeowners.

“Once approval was granted for the development of the ‘micro lots’, Now Living, who are part of the BGC Group, was chosen following a registration of interest process with selected builders, as partner in this project to bring this housing concept to life.

“Now Living’s innovative designs are perfect for this development. Ellenbrook overall has been a very successful development to date, with growing demand for smaller lot sizes, and we are honoured to be launching this innovative new product to industry with them as our partners today.”

Executive General Manager of Now Living Troy Gorton said in order to deliver an innovation of this calibre, a strong partnership between the developer and builder was essential, backed by government support.

“The level of R&D completed by all parties involved in the project was paramount to achieving project outcomes. The streetscape aesthetic and the functional design to maximize space were critical considerations in order for our product to be a success,” he said.

“Contribution from the Built Form perspective starts from the initial planning and regulatory stages. Now Living is proud to be part of a first for WA, a project where industry is leading by example and innovating in order to solve housing diversity and other challenges.”

The first release to consumers will be available in late May, with display homes also opening at that time to demonstrate the exceptional use of space and design features such as private balconies and indoor outdoor living areas.

A range of designs offer choice, with over 100m² of living across 2 x 2 and 2 x 1 layouts, with multi purpose rooms and front garages.

The homes will start at $299 000, located across from a park and in walking distance to the amenities of the Ellenbrook Town Centre.

Interested buyers may register their interest via Now Living website www.nowliving.com.au/80-ellenbrook

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