THERE will be 34 lots ready for new homes in Aberdeen by the beginning of next year.
The new subdivision in Aberdeen is set on about 80ha and will accommodate housing growth for the next 15 to 20 years, Sean Constable, manager economic development and tourism for the Upper Hunter Shire Council, said.
“Another 30 lots have already been approved for development, which we will release as these first lots are taken,” Mr Constable said. “We are trying to keep ahead of the demand by ensuring development applications are approved, so we are always ready for the next phase of growth.
“The subdivision in Merriwa will also have new blocks ready for release,” he said.
Upper Hunter Shire Council mayor Lee Watts said the release of new land would help meet the demand for new homes in the area.
“There has been strong interest in these blocks, as our towns continue to grow,” Cr Watts said. “The blocks are drawing interest from Aberdeen, Scone and Muswellbrook. There are housing pressures in the area and while this is not the solution for everyone, it will help accommodate some of the growth.”
The subdivision extends from Perth Street, to Graham Street and the tree line of land owned by Dartbrook mine, an area commonly known as the McLeod paddock.
Council is taking expressions of interest for the new blocks, with contracts expected to be available by the end of the month.
The lots are between 1250 and 1840sq m.
Construction is due to finish in October with settlements complete by January, allowing buyers to build early next year.