THE West Australian Government last week announced that the biggest and most significant coastal development north of Perth in 50 years will begin sales this month, with the first lots at Alkimos Beach released on Saturday January 19.
The launch coincides with the opening of the Alkimos Beach Sales and Information Centre and is the culmination of several years of planning and development by project partners LandCorp and Lend Lease.
Lands Minister Brendon Grylls said Alkimos Beach is an exciting new beach-side development that would be home to more than 15,000 residents and provide up to 12,000 new employment opportunities.
"The vision for Alkimos Beach is to achieve a new benchmark in sustainable living while carefully balancing the superb natural environment with progressive yet affordable development," Mr Grylls said.
"The project recently gained accreditation in all six categories of the Urban Development Institute of Australia's prestigious EnviroDevelopment initiative, a first for WA which will reduce household energy costs by up to 50 per cent."
The Minister said the Alkimos Beach project is consistent with the State Government's strategic plan Directions 2031, as it has been designed to meet demand for land in the growing northern suburbs corridor and provide a multi-purpose centre that is close to employment and public transport.
"Alkimos Beach will be a benchmark for what is possible when uncompromising passion for creating special places is thoughtfully planned and delivered," Mr Grylls said.
The first release includes lots from 240 to 600 square metres and will be sold to applicants registered on the database. Prices are expected to start from $145,000, with an average price of $225,000.
A future rail station and high frequency bus route is also planned for Alkimos Beach, which is located approximately 16 kilometres north of Joondalup and 40 kilometres north of Perth's CBD.
The Alkimos Beach project is part of a wider vision for the Alkimos-Eglinton area to deliver housing for around 50,000 people over the next 20-25 years.