Growth in Amberley Township
The Amberley township has seen significant growth with more than eight large subdivisions approved in the past two years.
Most of the subdivisions are on the east of State Highway 1, three of the largest developments being the Retirement Village at 175 Carters Road with 250 units, Oakfields at 21 Hilton Drive with 177 lots and The Clearing at 64 Amberley Beach Road with 125 lots.
The Retirement Village is divided into 11 stages, all of which have been consented. Development is occurring as a stage-by-stage approach and is nearing the end of Stage 1 which includes seven double units, six single units, and a temporary office/facilitates building.
The Oakfields subdivision is consented through Stages 7 to 11. The building of several houses has commenced with site works currently at Stage 8.
Chief Strategy and Policy Officer Judith Batchelor said with regular developments happening within the Amberley township and the government's proposed Spatial Planning Act, Council is in the early stages of scoping a spatial planning project for the District.
“The spatial planning process is an opportunity to consider how towns should develop and to ensure growth occurs in a sustainable way protecting the environment and providing for the community. Future capacity planning for the required infrastructure is a key component of the process.”