Killingworth Paper Subdivision

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The Killingworth Paper Subdivision consists of 24 residential lots that are owned by residential landowners and Council.

While much of the land has been rezoned for residential development, the land cannot be developed because it is not serviced with the necessary infrastructure such as roads, drainage, water, wastewater (sewer), communications and electricity. The land may also have high biodiversity values.

Council commissioned a Water and Wastewater Servicing Strategy for the subdivision which has now been assessed by Hunter Water with approval to extend water and sewer services to these lots. This approval is valid until 2023, so Council is seeking interest from landowners to potentially progress development for the subdivision.

Let us know if you would like to contribute to the discussions, ask a question or be more involved in the project. Provide your email address to stay up to date with project news.

The Killingworth Paper Subdivision consists of 24 residential lots that are owned by residential landowners and Council.

While much of the land has been rezoned for residential development, the land cannot be developed because it is not serviced with the necessary infrastructure such as roads, drainage, water, wastewater (sewer), communications and electricity. The land may also have high biodiversity values.

Council commissioned a Water and Wastewater Servicing Strategy for the subdivision which has now been assessed by Hunter Water with approval to extend water and sewer services to these lots. This approval is valid until 2023, so Council is seeking interest from landowners to potentially progress development for the subdivision.

Let us know if you would like to contribute to the discussions, ask a question or be more involved in the project. Provide your email address to stay up to date with project news.

  • Update on the Killingworth Paper Subdivision

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    24 April, 2020

    We want to keep our City moving and we are continuing to progress project work, such as the Killingworth Paper Subdivision development plan, as much as possible under these new and challenging conditions relating to COVID-19.

    Council is continuing to follow all advice provided by Federal and State health authorities, taking measured precautions to ensure we do everything we can to keep our staff and community safe during this pandemic. A full list of available support and information on services and facilities is available online at lakemac.com.au/COVID-19.

    So far, we have received preliminary engineering and ecological advice from relevant Council departments, which identifies the construction requirements to undertake works including road construction standards, stormwater expectations, and considerations for offsetting the clearing of trees.

    In the coming months, we will continue investigations to help inform residents about decisions for future development. Concept costings to develop the paper subdivision are being modelled and we will share these concepts with landowner groups for review and feedback. We are also happy to meet with you to discuss the development process and options.

    If you have any concerns or would like to discuss how the pandemic may affect the project or changes in your circumstances, please contact our project team. We are always happy to assist you. You can reach me directly on 4921 0492 or email shardie@lakemac.nsw.gov.au.

    Keep up to date with the latest project news and FAQs, sign up to this project!

    Wishing you good health and wellbeing at this time.

    Yours faithfully,

    Samantha Hardie

    Strategic Landuse Planner - Integrated Planning

  • Update on Killingworth Paper Subdivision

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    11 December, 2019
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    Thanks very much for completing our recent landowner survey. With the end of the year fast approaching, we wanted to provide a project update, as well as share key survey results.

    Information collected from the survey helped us understand how landowners would like to use the land. The results will help guide our decisions about how best to proceed with this project.

    Ninety per cent of landowners responded to the survey, which is a fantastic result. All of the responses indicated that you collectively would like the land to be serviced with roads, water, sewer and electricity, with most respondents wanting the connections to occur immediately or within the next five years.

    As previously discussed, Council received approval from Hunter Water Corporation to extend water and sewer services to the paper subdivision lots from mains beneath Westcroft and Park Streets and The Boulevarde. This approval is based on the Water and Wastewater Servicing Strategy and is valid only for a limited time. Substantial water and sewer works will need to be underway before June 2023 to meet approval conditions.

    The positive responses have prompted us to further investigate concept designs for the area. We hope to receive required information by early next year for the design of road and stormwater drainage as well as advice for biodiversity and bushfire requirements. These will inform our next landowner update scheduled for March 2020.

    Please ensure your contact information is up to date. If you would like to update your address, phone or email, please send new details to shardie@lakemac.nsw.gov.au.

    Keep up to date with the latest project news, FAQs and opportunities on this website or register to Shape Lake Mac for regular updates.

    If you need any further information, please contact me on 4921 0492.

    Wishing you the best for Christmas and the holiday season and a happy New Year.

    Yours faithfully,

    Samantha Hardie

    Strategic Landuse Planner - Integrated Planning