Norseman owes its beginnings to a stroke of horse shoe luck. In 1894 prospector Lawrence Sinclair's horse Norseman kicked a piece of ground to reveal a large gold nugget in the dusty Western Australian outback.
The lucky find sparked the start of a gold rush and the birth of Norseman, appropriately named after Sinclair's lucky companion.
Norseman was once the second-richest goldfield in Western Australia, next to the Golden Mile of Kalgoorlie. Since 1892, more than 100 tonnes of gold have been extracted from the area. The mining town, 724 kilometres east of Perth, is also the eastern gateway to Western Australia and a major stopping point for travellers both to and from the Eastern States.
To continue the development of a vibrant regional community, purchasers are required to build their home within 36 months from settlement.
Regional Development Assistance Program (RDAP)
The Regional Development Assistance Program, also known as RDAP, helps Local Governments to address the high costs associated with residential, industrial and commercial land developments in regional WA. Through these partnerships, LandCorp, on behalf of the State Government, is helping to deliver the land needed to support regional growth and to build great communities.