DEVELOPER: Economic Development Queensland
CATEGORY: Residential Subdivision
CERTIFICATION: Waste, Energy, Materials, Water, Community
Blue Ridge is situated on the eastern edge of the town of Blackwater, with the site surrounded by existing residential developments, mining camps and undeveloped land. With mining the primary industry in Blackwater, Blue Ridge will provide housing for permanent residents, and ensure dwellings are available to non-resource key workers at an affordable price.
In order to reduce waste and provide residential stock at an affordable price, a majority of the housing will be modular. Economic Development Queensland is also working with the Central Highlands Regional Council to develop mechanisms to ensure that affordable housing remains affordable in the development, and that on selling does not result in affordable dwellings being priced within the general market stock. A dedicated Community Liaison Officer who will facilitate regular community activities has also been employed, and will liaise with other community groups in the region.