New allotments trigger stampede
By REN LANZONnewsroom@gladstoneobserver.com.au
A RELEASE of rare housing allotments at Boyne Island next year could start a land stampede, the subdivision's marketers said yesterday.
PRD Nationwide Tannum Sands' marketing manager Dar-ryl Pike said house blocks were rare at Boyne Island because of the lack of available land suitable for development.
"This release will go toward alleviating the acute shortage of land in the Boyne Tannum area in recent months,'' he said.
"There will be 114 blocks in the total subdivision, but only 24 will be released in the first stage.''
He said clearing had already begun on the site and, depending on the weather, construction would begin before Christmas for an expected April 2005 finish.''
Mr Pike said a 53-hectare site, bordered by Leferink Road, the railway and Awoonga Dam Road was also expected to be released at Benaraby's Riverdowns Estate.
He said a development application has been lodged with Calliope Shire Council for an initial 24 block in an eventual 80 block subdivision.
Work was expected to begin on the development within the first half of 2005.
He said allotments in stage four of the development were sold out, mainly to owner occupiers, prior to completion of the subdivision some months ago.