Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Work begins on Darlington Point housing subdivision

Murrumbidgee Council says a housing shortage in the town of Darlington Point is set to ease with works commencing on a housing subdivision in Young Street.

The subdivision will comprise 55 allotments, ranging in size from 725m2 to 1,052m2.

Council General Manager, John Scarce said it’s an exciting project for the town and the whole Council area, with the potential to attract new families to the area, bringing economic benefits for local businesses, schools and other service providers.

Mr Scarce said a 2022 survey of Murrumbidgee Business Operators showed 21% of respondents believed a lack of affordable housing was the main reason their business had experienced difficulty finding suitable staff.

“Locals may have noticed action at the Young Street site, with preliminary works started,” he said.

The first stage of the works includes survey set-out and excavation for the road network. This phase also involves planning for the procurement of sewer and stormwater material.

“Residents will see extensive excavation work as the project progresses with public utilities, such as water, sewer, electricity, gas and roads, to be installed in the coming months,” said Mr Scarce.

“The construction project will mean increased trucks and machinery on local streets so we’re reminding people to stay alert and keep themselves and their families safe,” he said.

The draft Development Control Plan, which sets out the proposed guidelines for properties in the subdivision, is currently on public exhibition.

The plan can be accessed on Council’s website, Facebook page or at any Council office. Submissions will be received up to 5 pm on Friday 31 March 2023.

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