Mixed story for Western land values despite strong growth: NSW Valuer-General

Mixed story for Western land values despite strong growth: NSW Valuer-General
Mixed story for Western land values despite strong growth: NSW Valuer-General

The total land value for the Western region has increased strongly over the period to 1 July 2016 by 16.4 percent from $2.09 billion to $2.43 billion, according to the latest report from the Valuer-General.

The Report on NSW Land Values at 1 July 2016 found that industrial (15.6 percent) and rural (24.5 percent) land values saw the largest increases, while residential and commercial land values remained generally steady. Good seasonal conditions and high livestock and commodity prices have been the main drivers for land value increases.

Overall residential land values were steady at -1.5 percent. Central Darling (15.2 percent) showed a strong increase in land values while the LGA of Wentworth (7.8 percent) showed a moderate increase. Broken Hill LGA (-11.6 percent) showed a strong decrease due to a downturn in the local mining industry.

Commercial land values remained steady across the region, with the exception of Central Darling which showed a significant increase. The increases in Central Darling (155 percent) are generally small in dollar terms for example, increases in land values from around $900 to $2200.

Industrial land values showed strong increases of 15.6 percent across the region, with the exception of Wentworth LGA (4.8 percent), which showed a slight increase, Bourke LGA which remained steady and Cobar LGA (-10 percent) which showed a moderate decrease.

Rural land values for the Western region increased by 24.5 percent. The exceptions were Balranald (2.0 percent) and Wentworth (4.8 percent) LGAs, which only increased slightly and Broken Hill, which remained steady.

For more information including interactive online land value summaries for all LGAs and 14 regions covering the state go to www.valuergeneral.nsw.gov.au.

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Mixed story for Western land values despite strong growth: NSW Valuer-General

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