New Blackwater homes could be reality

BLACKWATER residents have more hope of owning their own home.

The Blackwater East Priority Development Area Development Scheme has been approved and is now in effect with development applications within the PDA to be assessed.

With the possibility of up to 3000 lots released to the market, more than 100ha of land for new homes could soon be a reality.

The land, opened by Economic Development Queensland (formerly the ULDA), is east of the existing property development area north of the Capricorn Hwy.

EDQ identified the parcel of land to make available to the local council.

Councillor Kev Cracknell, who at the end of last year said the development would bring "brighter days" for Blackwater, said he was appreciative of the State Government's continued support in town.

"It's the green light for that to be developed for when it's needed," Cr Cracknell said of the land parcels available.

He said during an economic downturn it was promising to see the faith in Blackwater.

The submissions report for the project was released in March this year.

A total of three submissions from the local community were received.

One submitter congratulated EDQ for looking into the release of more residential land for the future of Blackwater as "land availability and affordability has been a major concern".

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