Land attracts interest
THE Department of Lands says the State Government has received interest in its land asset sales program, with a significant number of requests for information regarding properties.
Last month, the State Government announced that key parcels of land would be sold, including the Department of Agriculture and Food headquarters in Kensington.
A Department of Lands spokesman said a staged approach was being taken to the sale of the site, with staff working out of the building until new office accommodation was secured.
“The sale process will vary from one property to another, with some sites ready to go to market now and others that will take more work to get ready for sale,” the spokesman said.
Victoria Park MLA Ben Wyatt said the sale of the Kensington land was “short-sighted” as it removed an important Government asset that could be used in a proposed university city in the Curtin precinct.
South Perth MLA John McGrath said the land would be suited for inner-city residential use or mixed use to complement the Bentley Technology Park and Curtin University.