Springs into ac­tion

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - TONY RAGGATT

THE first com­mer­cial site in the satel­lite city of El­liot Springs is be­ing launched to the mar­ket as de­vel­op­ers Lendlease progress the $ 4.7 bil­lion project on the city’s south­ern rim.

Lendlease is set to call ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est on the 10,000sq m site fronting the Bruce High­way.

Lendlease re­gional devel­op­ment man­ager for El­liot Springs Simon Walker said the site would be strate­gic for ac­cess to the high vol­ume of traf­fic from the Bruce High­way and the fu­ture res­i­dents of El­liot Springs.

Code as­sess­able land uses in­cluded ser­vice sta­tion, con­ve­nience re­tail and fast food, while the land­hold­ing of­fered an op­por­tu­nity to ac­quire a high­way site with good ac­cess and broad devel­op­ment po­ten­tial.

Mr Walker said the in­tro­duc­tion of com­mer­cial land would see the first of many op­por­tu­ni­ties within the com­mu­nity for busi­ness and em­ploy­ment.

“Cre­at­ing a com­mu­nity is more than just pro­vid­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for res­i­den­tial.

“We know that our fu­ture res­i­dents will want the ba­sic ev­ery day con­ve­niences at their fin­ger­tips and that is what we are plan­ning for,” Mr Walker said.

El­liot Springs is a long- term project to house more than 26,000 peo- ple over a 1600ha site 15km south of Townsville’s CBD.

Lendlease launched first 82 lots in May.

Civil works and in­fra­struc­ture devel­op­ment are well ad­vanced with lots ex­pected to be com­pleted early next year.

Mr Walker said con­struc­tion was pro­gress­ing well and they were en­cour­aged by the re­sponse to off the plan sales.

Opteon Townsville val­uer and se­nior project man­ager Jen­nifer- Lee Sin­clair said that the project would help re­bal­ance devel­op­ment in Townsville.

“In my opinion sales on the it’s great to have some new res­i­den­tial land op­tions to the south of Townsville to pro­vide an alternative to the North­ern Beaches,” Ms Sin­clair said.

“I think a lot of peo­ple still don’t re­alise how close El­liot Springs is to Townsville’s CBD.”

She said she re­cently in­spected a por­tion of the mas­ter­planned devel­op­ment and was impressed with the site.

The com­mer­cial prop­erty is on the Bruce High­way on the cor­ner of Whites Creek Rd and is close to a planned neigh­bour­hood cen­tre which will in­clude a shop­ping cen­tre, pri­vate pri­mary school, com­mu­nity fa­cil­i­ties and district park.

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