Tamworth Regional Council predicts more than 10,000 residents will be living on the Moore Creek side of town in the next ten years as new developments take shape in the area.
A development application has been submitted to council for a 59-lot subdivision, worth an estimated $1.7 million.
The DA, lodged by HV Planning last month, proposes to establish 59 new houses with a new road, adjacent to Moore Creek Rd and Bournes Ln, extending back to Browns Ln.
It’s been put on public exhibition with council notifying neighbours of the proposed development.
Mayor Col Murray said there are also plans in the works to add to the commercial centres already in Moore Creek such as the existing Windmill Medical Practice.
“We believe that in ten years there could be 10,000 people living out that way,” he said.
“There is a commercial centre getting started around October that will include a tavern as well as some other businesses at Windmill Hill.”
A proposed $1.6 million child care facility was also recently given the green light at Windmill Downs, as the developers look to target a family specific market with some larger residential lots as well.
The development on the corner of Browns Ln and Jarman Rd will include a childcare facility, pre-school and art centre on about 6000 square metres of land.
TRC has also recently passed a development application to change the lot sizes of one of the newest developments, adjacent to the already-established Windmill Downs, and Windmill Hills estates.
Lots that were planned to be 1000 square metres have been reduced to 600 square metres, with further reductions to some larger lots expected later in the year.
Cr Murray said that the latest adjustment to the lot sizes is standard for many developments across all councils as developers look to utilise the available land and utilities as well as possible.
“They are all planned with nominal yields – such as the capacities for water usage and sewers and things like that,” he said.