Planning continues on housing project

While it may seem to have gone all quite on the new Two Wells housing development front in recent months, developers of the project have assured the billion dollar venture is progressing.

Hickinbotham Group Two Wells Project Manager, Ruth Vagnarelli, said assessment of the group’s Development Application (DA) for the proposed Two Wells township expansion was moving forward and council and state government agencies were currently assessing the application.

“This is an important step to ensure the project ‘ticks all the boxes’ ahead of work commencing,” Ms Vagnarelli said. “The Two Wells township expansion is a $1.225 billion project which will create more than 3,000 regional jobs during the next 20 years and bring services to benefit the town and region.

“The expansion will feature two villages – ‘Eden’ and ‘Liberty’ (and) Eden will be the first stage. We eagerly anticipate the outcome of the DA process. It’s an exciting time ahead and we look forward to getting on site as soon as we can.”

DCM chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto, reiterated land division for the Liberty and Eden developments was still being assessed against council’s development plan.

Subject to approval being given by council in the next one or two months, Mr Mansueto said council understood Hickinbotham intended to start construction in the later half of the 2014/2015 financial year, however the approval process could not be tied to a specific date as other agencies were involved.

“Part of the assessment process involves seeking comment from relevant state government agencies,” Mr Mansueto said.

“These processes do impact on timeframes.”

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