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Real Estate Agents Kununurra – 2016/17 Performance

Kununurra Real Estate Agents sold 44 properties over the last 12 months (25 houses and 19 units). On average these 25 Kununurra houses took 117 days to sell and were sold at an average discount of -4% from their initial listing price.

The best Kununurra Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than these average figures. We detail who these Kununurra agents are in our free report

Importantly it is the performance of the individual real estate agent rather than the agency used that matters. With over 5 agents operating in the Wyndham-East Kimberley council area servicing the Kununurra market and 2 agencies, vendors should only use those Kununurra agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Kununurra property.

With total house growth of 44% over the last five years Kununurra agents have had it reasonably easy selling into an appreciating market. Units have fared not as well growing at 42%. Growth in Kununurra houses over the last year has been below the five year annual growth rate, coming in at -1% for houses (5yr average 9%) and below for units -1% (5yr average 8%).

Request your free report for the individual performance details of real estate agents in Kununurra and the properties they have sold over the last couple of years.

With Kununurra houses only selling on average every 6 years and units every 6 years, securing the best Kununurra real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

At the end of the day choosing the best Kununurra real estate agent to sell your property can make years of difference to your personal financial situation.

Suburb Overview

Kununurra is a town in far northern Western Australia located at the eastern extremity of the Kimberley Region approximately 37 kilometres from the border with the Northern Territory. Kununurra was initiated to service the Ord River Irrigation scheme.

Kununurra is the largest town in Western Australia north of Broome, with the closest town being Wyndham, 100 kilometres away. Kununurra is 3,040 kilometres from Perth via the Great Northern Highway.

The town is situated in among the scenic hills and ranges of the far north-east Kimberley Region, having an abundance of fresh water, conserved by the Ord River Diversion dam and the main Ord River Dam.

The tropical agriculture crops grown in the Ord River Irrigation Area have changed over the years. Tourism and mining have also become important to the local economy.

The 2006 census population includes only people in the townsite area who called the Kununurra town site their "usual place of residence." Kununurra has a transient population;if itinerant residents, the outlying farm areas and communities were included in these population figures, numbers would have exceeded 7,000 for 2006. An influx in the dry season, of tourists and itinerant farm workers can push up the population to around 10,000 during the dry season.

Kununurra District High School comprises a primary school and high school teaching up to year 10, and up to year 12 via distance education. It also has a number of additional smaller schools including St Joseph's primary school, the Barramundi School and a Technical and further education college. Kununurra has a local hospital, dentist and leisure centre including a 25 metre pool.

Key farm activities including the growing of melons, mangoes and until recently, sugar cane. Farmers are now turning to a more lucrative crop of Indian Sandalwood. Other crops that have been grown in the Ord are cotton, safflower and rice, which is being trialled once again, having been the first crop planted on the Pilot Farm in 1960. The town has a melon picking season, which attracts migratory farm workers to the area. There is also a thriving tourism industry with most tourist operators capitalising on the scenery of the Ord River, Lake Argyle, Diversion Dam and other local locations, including the relatively nearby Bungle Bungles.

The history of the idea of agriculture on the Ord River dates from the 19th Century. On the first pastoral lease map for the area dated 1887, it shows the northern bank between Wyndham and Kununurra, near House Roof Hill was held as a "Concession for Sugar Cane Planting," although it was never taken up. The idea of tropical agriculture on the Ord was discussed much from the earliest dates, but the land remained under pastoral lease until 1960. Kununurra was built on land resumed from Ivanhoe Station pastoral lease before 1961, as the town for the Ord River Irrigation Area which started as the Ord River Project or Ord Scheme, with survey work starting in 1959. Lake Kununurra, is the flooded section of the Ord River valley that was formerly known as Carlton Reach, which was at times a ten kilometre long waterhole held back by the natural rock barrier, known as Bandicoot Bar. At this site in 1959 drilling and blasting marked the start of construction of the Ord River Diversion Dam, which is anchored down onto the Bandicoot Bar. This dam with twenty radial flood gates was almost completed when visited by the Queen and Prince Phillip in March 1963, then later completed and officially opened by then Prime Minister, Robert Menzies on 20 July 1963 when he said that Kununurra and the Ord River Irrigation Area is "..the most exciting place in Australia.

As well as the town site some ORIA farmers live on their farms, however the initial idea of the Ord Scheme was for "closer settlement" to allow farmers the convenience of living in the town and since the start of the first Pilot Farm in 1960 most farmers in the valley had lived in the town, however many people now live on their irrigation farms. Other agricultural and residential localites exist within a 50km radius of the town, including various Aboriginal Communities, Crossing Falls, the Riverfarm Road and Packsaddle farm areas, and the Frank Wise Institute of Tropical Agriculture, formerly known as the Kimberley Research Station. KRS started in 1945 from the original Carlton Reach Research Station, set up by Kimberley Michael Durack with help from his brother William Aiden Durack in 1941, and support from the WA Department of Agriculture and the WA Public Works Department, being the first serious attempt at tropical agriculture on the banks of the Ord River. It was also in 1941 that Russell Dumas inspected the Ord gorges for dam sites on behalf of the Public Works Department.

The scheme involved damming the Ord River by building the Ord River diversion dam so that the waters could be conserved and directed to irrigate about 750 square kilometres of land. By 1966, there were 31 farms on the Ord River plains. In 1968 the second stage of the scheme was started with the building of the Ord River Dam, known locally as "Top Dam," which holds back the waters of Lake Argyle.

Flooding of the Ord River continued until completion of the Main Ord River Dam situated 55 km upstream from Kununurra, which was started in 1968, and officially opened on 30 June 1972, with support from WA Premier John Tonkin, by then Prime Minister William McMahon, when he said "This marks the beginning of Ord Stage II." The Ord River Dam flooded the land of the Argyle Downs station, the home station of the pioneering Durack family, to form what has become known as Lake Argyle. Stone work from the original Argyle Downs homestead, was removed before Lake Argyle filled and was re-erected near the dam site to become the Argyle Downs Homestead Museum. The Museum had been run by Tourism WA but was taken on by the Kununurra Visitor Centre during 2010.

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