THE Northern Territory Government has released an area plan of Alice Springs' newest suburb, Kilgariff, providing an overarching framework for development of the 180 hectare site.
The new suburb, which is located approximately 9 kilometres from the town centre, will initially deliver approximately 150 dwellings over the next few years, with ultimate housing capacity for up to 3,000 people.
Minister for Lands and Planning, Gerry McCarthy, said the government is delivering the estate in order to support population growth and provide affordable and quality housing for families.
Minister for Central Australia, Karl Hampton, said the area plan was an exciting milestone as potential developers and future investors could now get an idea of how residential, commercial and rural areas would be laid out.
"The Kilgariff estate will stand with Stirling Heights, Mt John and the Ridges Estate as examples of this Government's commitment to land release in Alice Springs, unlike the CLP who have no plans for future residential development in our town," he said.
According to the government, the plan features:
- Five community hubs with commercial and community spaces;
- Natural features of the site are integrated into the plan;
- A native parkland corridor running along both sides of St Marys Creek and throughout the estate;
- A road network designed to ensure free flowing traffic;
- Pedestrian and cycle paths throughout; and
- A future primary school.
Mr Hampton said over the past 11 months, more than $5 million had been spent on headworks to set up the site and another $5 million was being invested in the main intersection and water supply to the site.