Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

From the Home Front

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

From the Home Front

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SINCE Stage Three of Tallowood Ridge in Mullumbimby was released in late October last year, 12 of the 19 lots have sold, making it the most successful local land release in the past 10 years.

The community was opened in 2011 in response to pent-up demand for residential home sites in Mullumbimby. Due to a lack of sewer capacity, a moratorium (or prohibition) on development was in place for 12 years leading up to this time.

Of the 12 sales in Stage Three to date, nine have been to locals, with only three going to buyers from outside the Byron Shire. One of these was the O'Connor family from Perth.

"We have two young children, so with the community atmosphere and playground, Tallowood seemed like a good choice," said Elissa O'Connor. "It seems like a very friendly place. We take our kids to the playground and are meeting the neighbours. Investment-wise, it's so reasonably priced to buy the land and build there in comparison to elsewhere. …

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