14 APRIL 11 2013
A snapshot of Pilbara commercial property Commercial property in the Pilbara is a key factor in the region’s economy with availability affecting large and small industry alike.
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commercial land and space available for lease and purchase in the Pilbara is a key driver in the region’s economy. “Diversification of the local economy is a key priority for the Commission and a significant driver of our local economy is the available land and space for commercial operations,” Dr King said. “By producing a clear and concise snapshot of the market we can provide potential investors
The Pilbara Development Commission has released a snapshot of commercial property to provide a clear picture of movements in the market. Chief Executive Officer of the PDC Dr Ken King said that
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leasing costs.” The Snapshot also focuses on commercial property sales and advertised purchase prices. “It is encouraging to see that new industrial estates at Gap Ridge in Karratha and at the Junction in South Hedland are contributing to stabilising and lowering the price of vacant commercial land for sale in the Pilbara,” Dr King said. Data shows that historically the Pilbara has low volumes of retail and office space available for lease or sale. The majority of the leasing and settlements have occurred in the industrial and warehouse categories. The Commercial Property and Land Snapshot has been developed from the Commission’s regular publication the Housing and Land Snapshot (HALS) and will be released quarterly. It is available in full along with the HALS document at the Commission’s website at www. pdc.wa.gov.au/publications. Source: Pilbara Development Commision
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and local businesses with accurate information. “We can also identify gaps in the market and make recommendations to government based on our findings.” The Pilbara Commercial Property and Land Snapshot examines the number of properties available for lease and purchased across the region and focuses on the areas of industrial/ warehouse, retail and office space as well as vacant land available for commercial purposes. South Hedland has seen a significant increase of the number of industrial/warehouse space available for lease, largely at the new industrial estate at the Junction. State Government has made available industrial and commercial land in new estates across the region. “Pilbara cities are now looking forward to new opportunities for retail and office space in Main street projects currently being progressed,” Dr King said. “This is positive for small and medium business that have not been able to find space or setup in the Pilbara in the past due to high
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account anytime and manage my bills, or I can set up direct debit from my bank account or credit card and not even have to worry about making the payment. “For those of us who like to reduce our environmental footprint, you can also set up paperless billing and be notified by email that a bill is available to view in My Water. “The hummer advertising for My Water has drawn a lot of attention in the North West, so I hope our customers will see the ad and sign up to experience the benefits.” In July, Water Corporation will introduce two-monthly billing to make payment more
manageable for customers by spreading water use and service charge costs across six bills, instead of larger accounts distributed less often. Issuing smaller, more manageable bills more frequently will also allow customers to track their water use, detect leaks
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