Lancelin set to take off

Lancelin builder Tom Campbell hopes to start building homes at Lancelin South in the coming weeks. Picture: Kym Illman
Lancelin builder Tom Campbell hopes to start building homes at Lancelin South in the coming weeks. Picture: Kym Illman

The Shire of Gingin issued the titles on July 25.

Gingin chief executive Jeremy Edwards said American Joe Matthews was the man behind the development, which had a total of 4000 lots.

‘There are 42 lots in this first stage 2.2km from the town centre that will realise a population increase in the area of between 8000 and 12,000 people. That represents significant growth not only in the Lancelin town site but also the Shire of Gingin,’ he said.

Urban Development Institute Australia WA chief executive Debra Goostrey said the market was ‘picking up really strongly in the northern corridors of Perth in Alkimos up to Yanchep’.

She said Lancelin was further north, but it delivered an attractive lifestyle and would become popular as the residential market recovered.

‘You find following on from the general market recovery, lifestyle living becomes the focus,’ she said.

‘People are now getting the confidence to buy outside of metropolitan Perth.’

Ms Goostrey said although early residents would probably be tradespeople working on the subdivision or retirees, there would need to be infrastructure for future population growth.

‘Over time Lancelin South will grow and the employment base will grow naturally from that population growth with shops, medical centres and all those things which require employees generated to support the population,’ she said.

Mr Edwards said the Shire had worked with the developer to ensure community infrastructure finances were addressed.

‘The Shire already received its first building application last week for stage 1 of this subdivision and Joe has already looked at a community infrastructure and maritime facilities fund ” so with the sale of every block of land, money will go to this fund to contribute to future infrastructure for Lancelin South,’ he said.

‘This will mean the more blocks that are sold, the more money goes into this fund and the more we can go out and facilitate building tennis courts, club rooms and other public open space and amenities.

‘As the community grows the plan is to have the necessary infrastructure to support it.’

One of the first to celebrate the opening was Lancelin builder Tom Campbell, who is waiting to start work.

He was out at the estate last week erecting his sign and hopes to commence the build in coming days.

Blocks range from 600 to 1100sq m, with prices starting from about $138,000.