Houses spring up on troubled Worrigee site

WORK is progressing well on the controversial 26 community housing units at Golden Grove at Worrigee and is on track to be completed by September.

New BlueChp CEO Charles Northcote said work on the first six homes was well under way.

“Everything is moving in a positive manner,” he said.

“We are on track with the building, the slabs are down for the first six, while a number of the homes already have frames and roof trusses up and will hopefully be ready for occupation by the end of April, if not before.”

GJ Gardner Homes is undertaking the local project.

Mr Northcote said work was also ready to start on the remaining 20 homes.

“We have done the costings and are nearly ready to start on the next lot of houses,” he said.

“We are just awaiting feedback from the federal government to the state government on the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) funding and once that is complete we will be moving ahead.

“If everything goes to plan, our estimation, barring the weather, is to have all 26 homes completed

by September.”

Mr Northcote has taken over the CEO role from Brian Murnane recently but has already been

down to meet with residents of Golden Grove.

“I’ve been down and spoken to the residents and I think they are just happy to see action happening on the site,” he said.

Golden Grove resident Dr Katy Daniel said it was great to finally have the work under way on the site.

It had been a long wait. Despite

the site being cleared, it had virtually gone untouched for close to 12 months.

“There seems to be a constant level of work from the builders,” Dr Daniel said.

“They have been sticking to all the requirements as far as I can see.

“They are using the entrance road off Worrigee Road and we have had no problems in our street with trucks etcetera.

“The guys from GJ Gardner Homes have been fantastic.”

PROGRESS: Work is under way on the community housing units at Golden Grove at Worrigee with six slabs laid and a number of building frames now in place.

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