• Micro-lots adds another string to the housing affordability bow


    REIWA welcomes the opening of 11 micro-lot sites in Ellenbrook by Minister for Housing; Veterans Issues; Youth Peter Tinley.

    REIWA President Hayden Groves said lots less than 100 square metres provide an affordable entry into the property market while still allowing the freedom of green title housing.

    “These example lots in Ellenbrook will act as a guide for future development following the release of the WA Planning Commission’s recent position statement on lots less than 100 square metres, which sets out criteria for the development of micro-lots with specific design and locational criteria,” Mr Groves said.

    The aim of the discussion paper, which was released in March, is to provide micro-lots as a transitional form of housing between high density suburban centres and the traditional housing model.

    Mr Groves said the initiative will enable residents to utilise nearby amenities such as retail and transport routes, while maintaining a suburban feel.

    “The opening of the micro-lot sites in Ellenbrook is another step in the State Government’s Affordable Housing Action Plan, which aims to increase housing diversity as a way to improve housing affordability.

    “These small lots provide a gateway into the property market for those who still want a suburban lifestyle but at an affordable price. Providing choice is essential if we are to meet the needs of WA’s ever-changing population.

    “The traditional house and land, while still dominant in the market, doesn’t suits the needs of everyone, and we as an industry, have a vital role to play in providing suitable and affordable housing for all,” Mr Groves said.