Elliot Springs takes shape

first_imgThe plan for the intersection at Elliot Springs.Lendlease regional development manager for Elliot Springs Simon Walker said the funding was a great initiative for projects such as Elliot Springs. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“This funding is allowing us to deliver water, sewer and road infrastructure needed to commence the project providing great economic opportunities for the region,” he said.“Elliot Springs will provide housing choices for different lifestyles and budgets as well as generate valuable jobs for the city during construction and as the community evolves.”Once finished the community will be home to 26,000 people with between 10,000 and 13,000 houses built by the year 2057 over 1,609 hectares of land.The project will create 239 jobs in the next three years.The satellite city will include residential and commercial areas with education facilities also proposed such as primary and high schools.The plans for the estate includes retail areas, neighbourhood centres and cafes.The community has 360 degree mountain views while 30 per cent of the site will be open space including a conservation area.Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland Coralee O’Rourke said Elliot Springs was a world class project for Townsville.“The Palaszczuk Government is extremely proud to have invested $15 million in this vital infrastructure,” she said.“This development will provide diverse and affordable housing for the people of Townsville and a significant number of jobs during construction.” For more information visit www.elliotsprings.com.au. An aerial view of the planned neighbourhood centre and district park in Lendlease’s $4.7 billion Elliot Springs project 15km south of the Townsville CBD.CONSTRUCTION has started on the intersection at Elliot Springs as the $4.7 billion masterplanned community begins to take shape.Once completed the intersection will allow residents to turn directly into the estate from the Bruce Highway.The satellite city is being built by Lendlease and is expected to bring $41.7 million worth of economic benefit to North Queensland over the next 40 years.The State Government has provided $15 million in catalyst funding to build vital water, sewer and roads infrastructure as part of the Catalyst Infrastructure Program which aims to encourage investment in urban infrastructure.last_img

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