A property developer is hopeful of starting work on a large derelict site that has sat idle for years by June.
Residents are concerned by the state of the former Woodstock centre property on Reservoir Road in Lavington.
The complex, which had been used to support disabled people, closed more than a decade ago.
It has experienced building fires, two car fires, vandalism, graffiti and partial demolition in the years since.
While some of the brick buildings were knocked down, the second storey of some structures remains.
Partially collapsed bricks and sections of a burnt building can be seen.
Hadar Homes managing director Rick Leeworthy said the company had owned the site for about seven years and was frustrated by delays in having a 45-lot development approved.
Plans have previously been ticked off but modifications have been lodged, and are still pending.
He remains hopeful that work will resume mid-year.
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"I've got the funds available, I'm ready to go," Mr Leeworthy said.
"I just need the permits from council.
"I desperately, desperately need land available - we've got more clients wanting homes than we can find land to build on."
Mr Leeworthy said a small block development application was submitted more than a year ago.
"I want to develop it, I want to get this thing finished," he said.
"The neighbourhood wants to get it fixed up but I just need that permit."
Papers show plans for smaller homes.
One nearby resident said there was a syringe and bongs at the site and labelled the area "atrocious".
"I've got safety concerns," he said.
"This has been like this for probably five years.
"We'd like to see it cleaned up and I'd be quite happy to see them (Hadar) come and develop it."
Albury mayor Kevin Mack said council had powers to order a clean-up.
"The former Woodstock site is now privately owned and the owner has been granted development consent for works on the site," he said.
"AlburyCity has liaised with the owner in the past to ensure maintenance takes place and will continue to do so.
"If necessary, council will take steps to require a compulsory clean-up of the site in the interests of public health and safety."
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