The first part of Summerfield’s large-scale civil infrastructure has arrived on site.
Following the council’s release of the civil engineering documentation, about $1 million of civil works can commence on the 21 dwellings planned for stage one.
Currently the building work is about six weeks behind schedule, due to rain and other issues.
However, builder Peter O’Brien Constructions is hopeful of picking up some lost time when the houses reach lock-up stage.
The first nine houses are now expected to be completed from late February 2017.
Various design work is being finalised so that construction can begin in late January for the next batch, which are planned to be completed in May 2017.
Enquiry to date has been strong with sales ahead of schedule. The marketing campaign has resulted in almost 70 per cent of the 21 stage one dwellings being sold or pending sale.
“We have been very pleased with the level of enquiry and inspections,” said Peter Wallace of Habitat Realty.
“Nearly everyone that has inspected Summerfield has come mainly because of the freehold title.
“However, they are generally surprised by the heritage vistas, the spacious designs and the quality of the overall package.
“Buyers so far have come from farms in areas surrounding Braidwood, together with locations such as Michaelago, Canberra, Bungendore and Sydney.”
Mr Wallace said many visitors to Summerfield saw Braidwood as an attractive independent heritage town with a growing vibrant personality featuring various festivals, specialty food shops, cafes and an array of local markets.
The planned expansion of Braidwood Hospital’s multi purpose service will add even further impetus to the town’s growth and dynamics.
Summerfield is slightly east of Braidwood along Little River Road. When completed the complex is expected to house 70 dwellings for those over 55 or with disabilities.
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