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Pilbara property heating up on mining resurgence

“We have sold 53 blocks of land since November 2019, whereas back in 2016 to 2018 only one block was sold in more than a year.”

Road sign in the Pilbara
Locals and investors are seeking Pilbara buying opportunities, as changes in FIFO arrangements and border restrictions bump up demand for quality housing. Photo: Shutterstock

“We have sold 53 blocks of land since November 2019, whereas back in 2016 to 2018 only one block was sold in more than a year.”

This comment from LJ Hooker senior sales executive Anna Guillesser rather spectacularly illustrates the transformation underway in the mining towns of Western Australia’s Pilbara region. 

Her comments about the market in Karratha were echoed by the general mManager of Crawford Realty, Brett Philp, who described a simil…