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New properties springing up across WA

By Kevin Kelly

Buying new homes has its advantages, so if you're in search of a new build property in Dalyellup, new figures could come as welcome news.

Responding to the latest yearly Housing Industry Forecasting Group report, the Western Australian government celebrated the successes of new home building across the state.

Over the past 12 months, construction has increased 20 per cent compared to the previous year – not only bringing new properties to the region, but also more job opportunities.

Housing minister Bill Marmion explained how various initiatives have been put in place to support the industry, such as the state government's Affordable Housing Strategy.

This is designed to improve the amount of affordable properties and land throughout WA, while also giving the building sector the level of investment it needs.

"In collaboration with public, private and not-for-profit sector partners, more than 17,000 affordable housing opportunities have been delivered under the strategy," noted Mr Marmion.

Throughout 2013-14, a total of 28,966 new homes were constructed across the state and there are already another 25,000 in the pipeline for the current financial year.

In addition, there were 6,802 First Homeowner Grants issued in the region throughout 2013-14, which the government believes was a result of the level being lifted to $10,000.

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