A MAJOR housing development comprising 400 dwellings is underway at the former Brighton Army Camp site north of Hobart. The largest housing development in Brighton for 30 years, the project has been officially launched by Brighton Mayor Tony Foster.
Brighton Council has approved the development of 328 lots to accommodate 400 new dwellings on the 62-hectare former Army Camp Estate at a value of about $120 million.
The project is being undertaken by developers Trouma International, with the first lots now being prepared.
Councillor Foster said the development would help meet the growing demand for residential development in the area.
“Importantly, it demonstrates how developers are recognising the growth of the municipality and vision that we have for future development for the area,” Cr Foster said.
“Over the next six years Brighton’s population is set to climb from 16,000 to 20,000.
“This exciting development will allow young people to stay in the district in which they have grown up, and encourage others to move to the area.
“It will also complement other major projects that are happening here including the Brighton bypass and the growth of the industrial estate as more business and industry relocates because of the Brighton transport hub.”
The estate will feature a through road for public transport access and the larger blocks, around the estate’s perimeter, were precluded from unit development.
Peter Binny, project manager for the Trouma International development, said land prices in Brighton had gone up dramatically over the past few years and young people had been priced out of the market.
“With prices ranging from $80,000 to $150,000 this estate offers enough lots to satisfy that pent-up demand,” he said.
- At the development launch from left, Mayor Tony Foster with Deputy Mayor Geoff Taylor and Simon Touma, Director of Touma International Pty Ltd the owners of the site.