Territory businessman 'interested' in building opportunity
Nine hectares of land in the northern Darwin suburb of Marrara have piqued the interest of a local ...
Nine hectares of land in the northern Darwin suburb of Marrara have piqued the interest of a local businessman, who says he is "raring" to begin a development of residential property complex in the site.
John "Foxy" Robinson told the Northern Territory News on January 15 that he was "very interested" in government plans for the bush adjacent to Batten Road.
According to the acting chief minister Delia Lawrie, the property will be subject to a "peppercorn lease" for 15 years, providing affordable accommodation for 250 people.
With the option to expand the residences to 600, Lawrie asserted that the project would help to improve the affordability of rental properties in Darwin.
"The Territory government is committed to ensuring our bright future does not drive up the cost of living," said Lawrie.
The project would involve a series of dwellings to be erected as part of a worker's village to house employees attracted to the new Ichthys gas project at Howard Springs.
In addition the new development would provide much-needed space for additional business-owners that are expected to begin moving to the region over the next few years, travelling to the territory to provide additional services to the growing population.