Work on $31m Ballina waterfront units to start next year
CONSTRUCTION of a $31 million luxury waterfront development at Ballina is expected to start early next year, with development approvals now finalised.
Reside Living - a six-storey building with 34 apartments - will be built at the site of the Sundowner Motel, on the corner of Kerr and River Sts.
The existing motel will continue to operate until the end of the year.
It will then be demolished to make way for the new building.
Project marketing agent Dean Shay, of LJ Hooker Ballina, said the developer was pressing ahead with the project's next phase after negotiating DA conditions with Ballina Shire Council.
"With the approval process now behind us we can now focus on the marketing phase for Reside Living Ballina," he said.
The site has been fenced and new signs have been installed as part of the new sales campaign.
Joint marketing agent Glenn Mills, of McGrath, said the project had received strong early interest from locals and people in Sydney and Canberra.
He said Reside Living Ballina will comprise 17 three-bedroom apartments, 12 two-bedroom and five one-bedroom units. Prices will range from $445,000 to more than $1 million.
At ground level there will be commercial space, including a cafe/restaurant, shop and tenancies for professional and medical services.
There will be a communal vegetable garden, storage areas and shared parking for caravans. A public boardwalk will be built along the site's river frontage.