100 new homes sought for Toodyay townsite

By Michael Sinclair-Jones

PLANS for 100 new homes in Toodyay have been lodged with the State Government.

The new subdivision is next to the town’s Riverhills Estate which has undergone a residential building boom in recent years.

The new residential lots averaging 1000sq/m would generate an estimated extra $200,000 a year in Shire of Toodyay rates.

The land is own by Queensland property developer Australia Q8 Pty Ltd.

The shire has no role in granting the application but last month’s council meeting voted 7-0 to ask the WA Planning Commission for it include public open space for trees and that the developer seals the gravel part of Drummond Street.