Sale of industrial land to boost job creation

IN a bid to encourage job creation, Richmond Valley Council is selling nine industrial-zoned lots at Reynolds Road, Casino.

The lots, which are contained in the Richmond Valley Regional Job Precinct, range in size from 5000m2 to 5ha and were developed to attract employment-generating industries to the Richmond Valley. Improvement work throughout the precinct included road construction and the installation of water, sewer and power services.

The Reynolds Road Industrial Precinct

The Regional Job Precinct offers improved planning pathways, such as cutting red and green tape with a 30-day target for planning approvals.

General Manager Vaughan Macdonald said Council had been looking for opportunities to create more local jobs in the area, and was prepared to pursue that objective through investment and development.

He said the Reynolds Road project would give Council a strong competitive advantage for companies locating to the area, in particular manufacturing businesses.

“Now more than ever, we need to be providing opportunities for growth in our community,” Mr Macdonald said.

“By providing the necessary lead-in infrastructure, we can help support emerging industries, as well as local companies looking to expand.

“A lot of our residents commute outside the area for work, which is why the development of industrial land is yet another important step in building a strong Richmond Valley for the future, where people can expect to find good jobs closer to where they live.”

Interested businesses are encouraged to submit an expression of interest for the purchase of these lots via Council’s website at Sales will be offered based on Council’s assessment of economic and job creation benefits to Casino. All expressions of interest will remain confidential.

Terms of sale will be negotiable with Council’s focus being on the timely development of the land, and commencement of business operations.

Richmond Valley Council’s Director Projects & Business Development Ben Zeller and General Manager Vaughan Macdonald check out the progress of the Reynolds Road redevelopment

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