Finally living at Point Boston

AT last.

Point Boston landholders can start moving into and building their homes after SA Health granted approval for waste disposal arrangements.

The approval follows long delays in the planning process after Point Boston Pty Ltd, the company behind the $400 million eco-housing development, went into receivership in 2010.

The Commonwealth Bank appointed Adelaide-based Fergusons Chartered Accountants as receivers of Point Boston Pty Ltd and as receivers of unsold land.

After the initial marketing of the development and the onset of the global financial crisis, sale prices dropped significantly.

The Lower Eyre Peninsula District Council gave the initial approvals for the scheme including the waste arrangements several years go, but the waste arrangement approval lapsed.

Point Boston Community Corporation presiding officer Ian Crossland said remedial works undertaken were now complete and the interim wastewater system had been certified and approved for use by the health department.

Houses already built may now be occupied and anyone wishing to build can apply to the council for approval.

Mr Crossland said it was great news for landholders and the Community Corporation, which manages the development.

“Everyone’s really pleased,” he said.

He said the corporation committee still had plenty of work to do, including preparing plans for the future water treatment facility.

About 50 occupied homes are required before the corporation can access the development funds, and there are seven homes built at present.

The remaining development lots are now under new ownership.

Owners about to embark on the building process will need to familiarise themselves with the Point Boston scheme description and the associated bylaws that dictate the type of developments allowed at the point.

All building designs must be approved and certified by the Point Boston design review architect, contractors must be inducted, and plumbing works must be certified by the Point Boston plumbing compliance coordinator.

Homes cannot be lived in until the plumbing compliance certificate is completed.

The Community Corporation recently launched a Point Boston community information website pointbostoncommunity.com which will include details and updates for landholders.

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