North Balclutha Subdivision development underway

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Clutha District Council is pleased to announce that three open days will be held at the new North Balclutha Subdivision during June.

The 27 hectare residential development is bordered by Johnston Road and McNeill Street and will have a variety of sections available for purchase, ranging from 433m2 - 7947m2 plus lifestyle blocks ranging from 5018m2 - 3.33ha.

All sites will have services to their boundaries, including ultra-fast broadband.

Roads, footpaths, cycle and walkways, including reserve park land, will also be part of the development and along with great views out to Kaka Point and the Nuggets, make the subdivision an appealing and friendly neighbourhood.

The subdivision lots of have been drawn up (see our North Balclutha Subdivision webpage) and the next step is to issue tenders for construction work. The sections should be available for purchase by Christmas.

We are holding open days on Saturday 25 June (11am-2pm), Sunday 26 June (1-2pm) and Wednesday 29 June (12.30-1.30pm).

These open days will be an opportunity for those interested in purchasing a section to view the potential sites and register a ‘first right to purchase’ for a small deposit of $1000.

Mayor Bryan Cadogan said the subdivision development was a chance for individuals to join in the exciting momentum of growth and it addressed a growing need for accommodation throughout the district.

Council Chief Executive Steve Hill said he encouraged people to come along and have a look and Council would also be talking to real estate agents and builders about the project.

“The development is in keeping with the direction set in Council’s 10-year Long Term Plan, which provided for us to take a leadership role in driving our district’s economy and be proactive about promoting growth.”

This is one way to address the accommodation shortfall that has been identified in Balclutha, in a strategic location that is relatively close to the town while offering views and other amenities, Mr Hill said.

Council would also be looking at the accommodation shortfall in Milton as part of the Community Plan process, which had started for the Milton, Waihola and Balclutha townships.

The former plantation land, owned by Council, has most recently been used for grazing and the costs of the subdivision project will be rates neutral.

ENDS

For more information please contact: Chief Executive Steve Hill 03 419 0200

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