THE biggest central Albury private housing development since the transformation of the former Charles Sturt University land has been given the green light.
Albury Council this week approved a $6.38 million development application for 14 two-storey townhouses, a single storey townhouse, two shop top units and a commercial premises between Kiewa and Townsend streets.
Two existing houses and a graphic design business in Kiewa Street will be demolished to make way for the development being completed by Five Developments Pty Ltd and backing onto Lambert Park.
It will be also located near St Vincent de Paul's $8.84 million affordable housing development which has 38 units and a community centre presently under construction between Kiewa and Olive streets.
The main entry and exit point for the latest development will be a new internal road from Kiewa Street to be known as Sadie Lane.
A gate at the Townsend Street end will act as a deterrent, but remote control access will allow for occasional traffic entering from the western end of the property once completed.
Relocation of a toilet block in Lambert Park as raised in the original development application has been placed on hold pending discussions with sporting clubs which use the area.
Cr John Stuchbery queried the future plans for the toilet block.
“One of the considerations is the benefits of having a brand new, fully accessible public toilet available in this location,” planning director Michael Keys said.
“We are doing some consultations with local sporting groups who use the facility, as well as neighbouring residents.”
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