Housing crisis reprieve in sight
BLACKWATER'S housing crisis will be given a reprieve if the plans of Village on Blain owner Pantex are allowed to proceed.
Pantex has acquired a piece of land adjoining the Blain St complex, which it hoped to use for a housing development.
"We have started a process for getting development approval through the ULDA (Urban Land Development Authority)," Pantex managing director Ralph Warner said.
"An application has been lodged and I can confirm that it is for housing.
"The area is zoned as residential and I would have to say the ULDA and council have been very supportive."
Mr Warner said an initial application to construct 30 houses had been lodged, but Pantex planned for many more and hoped to roll them out in phases.
"We have indicated the type of housing that we would like; it will be an attractive development," Mr Warner said.