New housing estate likely
A 300 lot residential subdivision in Pineapple Rd, Goonellabah, is one step closer after Lismore City councillors voted seek the NSW Planning Department's approval for the rezoning proposal.
The 210ha slab of land on the border of Goonellabah and Richmond Hill currently includes nine rural lots, with the council seeking to rezone half the land to residential.
At present, 5% of the land is classed as both prime agricultural land and state significant farmland.
It is envisioned that the site could include up to 330 suburban lots alongside a medium density site with 140 self-contained seniors dwellings.
The development of the land would also include an upgraded intersection on the corner of Pineapple Rd, Oliver Avenue, and the Bruxner Highway, and a major extension of Pineapple Rd.
The rezoning would continue the eastern spread of suburban Goonellabah to its furthest possible extent on the northern side of the Bruxner Highway.
The NSW Planning Department's Far North Coast Regional Strategy 2006-2031 sets a target of 8000 new dwellings for Lismore's LGA by 2031.