Housing diversity arrives in Clermont
DIVERSITY has been delivered to the Clermont real estate market following the official opening of a new apartment complex in town at the weekend.
Isaac Regional Mayor Anne Baker cut the ribbon on the 80-townhouse development before a small crowd of onlookers at Clermont Apartments.
Isaac planning and sustainable communities executive director Scott Riley said the estate had helped to normalise the strained rental market and more were to come online in town soon.
"Council does not have details of occupancy, however in meetings of the Clermont Preferred Futures Committee, Rio Tinto representatives have identified they have committed to half the rental properties over three years in order to increase their residential workforce," Mr Riley said.
"The Isaac Affordable Housing Trust is delivering a staged affordable housing development under the National Rental Affordability Scheme."
Mr Riley said the IRC was reviewing plans to infill land previously owned by Queensland Rail with the intent of delivering more choice to the market and increasing housing density.
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom townhouses are priced at $349,500 and located on McDonald Flat Rd.
The IRC was confident any flooding risks had been identified and mitigated.