Ralph and Lois Prestage bought the land in 1972. The land was designated a Bush Forever site in 2000, protecting vegetation, hindering development.
A development application was refused in 2013. WAPC offered $1.65 million for the land, which the family disputed at a State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) as they believed the land was worth more.
Following Ralph’s death and Lois’s stay in hospital soon after, she withdrew the SAT application and submitted a notice of intention to sell to the WAPC’s Board of Valuers, which valued the land at $6.235m.
WAPC sought a Supreme Court Judicial Review in 2016 of the valuers’ decision, which was dismissed.
The WAPC appealed the decision in August this year.