A NEW unit development in central Murwillumbah is due to begin construction in the next month and will include 26 units ranging from $385k to $415k.
The Precinct at Church Lane (pictured above) is a four-storey development comprising of 26 two bedroom apartments with floor areas of between 85 to 95 square metres.
The building was originally purchased by the owner and editor of the Tweed Daily News in 1915 to house offices and print rooms for his newspaper.
Tweed Shire Council granted the development approval in December 2015.
The site posed a number of design challenges from a steep, sloping block and being located in the centre of town. There was also the need to provide a contextual relevance, enhancing rather than overpowering the existing residential and commercial aspects of the town centre.
The result was the proposal for the development to be couched in three distinct buildings, with significant separation between the buildings to enhance the appearance of the development, and to provide visual and acoustic amenity.
Elders Real Estate Murwillumbah Principal Peter Wade is handling the unit sales and said he’d so far seen “strong expressions of interest”.
“We’ve also sold five of the 26 units already,” he said.
“We’re hoping construction will get underway shortly as weather has been a hinderance,” Mr Wade said.
To find out more about The Precinct, Church Lane, phone 0409 922 698.
Meanwhile another new development will be located at the site of the old Steiner School at 28-34 Riverview Street and will provide 28 new units (pictured below).
The recently Council approved development includes six three-bedroom apartments, 16 two-bedroom two-bathroom, and six two-bedroom one-bathroom apartments.
The site had lain derelict since the 1990s and is zoned as Medium Density.
Director of Sweethome Developments, Francis Turner said he is keen to focus the development for the benefit of the local community and hopes to provide jobs and a quality development that will be built above the flood zone.
The complex will include a community hall, car parking underneath the main building, and the extensive garden will retain most of the significant trees.
Mr Turner said there is no date yet for the commencement of construction.