Developers tell council of 1260 houses in first stage proposal:

Massive housing plan south of Dublin

Dublin could be the next town to boom within the District Council of Mallala, with prospective developers suggesting up to 1260 dwellings could be built in its first stage.

Land developers Leinad, of which local Dublin hotelier, Eric Seed, is a director, gave a presentation to council members on Monday May 26 outlining the company’s long-term plan for the township.

Leinad director, Daniel Palumbo and Ekistics Planning and Design managing director, Richard Dwyer, spoke for almost an hour, informing councillors the 1450-hectare site south of Dublin, which the company has already purchased, was the perfect place for a new housing development in the region.

The development would be established in phases, Mr Dwyer said, the first of which would reinforce the primary focus of the main street and incorporate the establishment of a neighbourhood centre as well as 1260 homes.

Stage 2 would see a sales showroom and new offices built; Stage 3 incorporates upgraded sport and recreational facilities; Stage 4 includes plans for a childcare or early learning centre and stage 5 sees the construction of specialty shops and the expanded township to include up to 4200 new dwellings.

Mr Dwyer said the developers were also considering the possibility of aged care and health care facilities in the future, and outlined the potential for the development to create hundreds of employment opportunities.

He also stated the company wished to work cooperatively with both council and local Dublin resident, and hoped to hold workshops and community meetings before the development began and as it progressed.

Leinad has drafted a Statement of Intent (SOI) and a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which it presented to council, where it also asked councillors to consider lobbying the state government to include Dublin in its 30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide, which is currently up for review.

DCM chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto, said council staff would “now work with Leinad Developments to progress the SOI and any associated agreements to bring back to council for further consideration”.

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