Development across the local government area has started strong in the new year.
During January, Dubbo Regional Council approved 56 development applications. They were worth a combined estimated total of $29.6 million.
It included the approval for 19 single dwellings and two for multi-unit housing.
For the financial year to the end of January there have been approved developments for single dwellings and another 20 for multi-unit housing. All together there have been 60 units given the go ahead.
Dubbo Regional councillor Stephen Lawrence said in January and December council approved two developments worth a combined $55 million.
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They were both for mixed use developments. In December, the plans for 1 Church Street was given a green light. It includes 57 serviced apartments, 27 shop top housing units and four levels of parking.
Plans for 102 Macquarie Street were approved in January. The development will mostly include commercial space.
“This is a great result for Dubbo. These large developments bring in a lot of money for the city, provide a lot of jobs during construction and will make Dubbo’s CBD a real focal point,” Cr Lawrence said.
The majority of applications approved during January were for single dwellings, followed by applications for garages and carports. There were also five swimming pools given the go ahead and two retail buildings.
For the financial year to the end of January there have been 458 developments applications given the tick of approval. It's only seven above the same time period in 2017/18, however the value is considerably higher.
For the first seven months of the 2018/19 financial year the total approved applications were worth $171.8 million. In the previous year it was $101.2 million.
Between July and January, 13 retail applications have been approved, with a combined value of $27 million, as well as two hotel applications, four office buildings and two entertainment or recreational buildings.