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Risk versus reward - investing in WA’s resources-driven Pilbara

Massive spending in Western Australia’s mining sector is again pushing up property prices, and while investing in resources-reliant towns can be high-risk, it can also be high-reward.

Karratha town centre at Sunset
Karratha property prices and weekly rents are on the rise, but investors would be well-served to tread carefully. Photo: Finbar Group

Massive spending in Western Australia’s mining sector is again pushing up property prices, and while investing in resources-reliant towns can be high-risk, it can also be high-reward. 

For every Pilbara property success story, it seems like there are several more tales of woe, with the resources-rich north-west of Western Australia having long held the title of the nation’s most volatile property market.

As recently as four years ago, the Pilba…