250 property owners offer land for housing development

More than 250 land owners in the Northern Rivers have put forward their properties for potential residential development.

The Landholder Expressions of Interest aims to identify land for houses in seven council areas impacted by floods including Kyogle, Richmond Valley and Clarence LGAs.

The Resilient Lands Program was launched three months ago and Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation chief executive David Witherdin welcomed the enthusiastic response from property owners.

“This aspect of our program is all about delivering the right houses, in the right place, at the right time and at the right price point for the community,” Mr Witherdin said.

He encouraged landholders to register their Expression of Interest before the deadline in early February.

Applications would be assessed by an expert panel.

The first shortlist of landholdings will be identified by March 2023. 

Shortlisted landholdings will then undergo detailed assessment to confirm what Government support is needed to accelerate development, he said.

Landholders who own 2 hectares (20,000 square metres) or more of adjoining developable land in the Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley, and Tweed Local Government Areas were invited to participate.

Find out more about the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation and the Resilient Lands Program.

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