Seabreeze to expand

TWENTY-FOUR hectares of land west of Pottsville will become one of the Tweed Coast's newest developments.

The NSW Government late last year approved the rezoning of 24 hectares of residential land that will become stage two of the Seabreeze estate.

The development will have the capacity to support in the vicinity of 130 new homes.

Tweed Shire Council planning and regulation director Vince Connell said the site had been identified for a number of years.

“Building commenced on stage one a couple of years ago and it is now a pretty-well-established suburb,” he said.

“The second stage had to be rezoned from rural to residential.

“The next step is for the developer to lodge a development application with council.”

Newland Developers development manager Dale Scotcher said the firm had been developing Seabreeze for 12 years and was looking forward to commencing stage two.

“We were pleased to obtain the approvals from the planning department of the NSW Government for a further 135 new housing lots in the second stage of the Seabreeze estate,” he said.

The developers plan to lodge a development approval to begin civil works on the newly approved site in the near future.

Planning Minister Tony Kelly said the estate would help to meet the increasing demand for residential land and housing in the area.

“It also builds on last September's Kings Forest (4500 dwellings) and November's Potts Hill stage 2 (450 new homes) approvals,” he said.

The plan incorporates a buffer strip of vegetation which provides native habitat and has been zoned environmental protection.

“The buffer is between the proposed residential development and Cudgera Creek to the north,” Mr Kelly said.

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