The Mills project set in concrete

CONSTRUCTION has taken another step at The Mills precinct, with the first slab of concrete being poured in the residential development.

Noble Ventures director Daniel Noble said the project would help ease Hobart’s housing squeeze and bring jobs and economic growth to New Norfolk.

“After years of behind the scenes planning it’s highly rewarding to see the foundations being laid for the first of the 700 houses to take shape,” Mr Noble said.

“Hobart’s housing issues are well documented, and it’s great to know that we are contributing to the solution, while also bringing jobs and economic growth to New Norfolk at the same time.”

“New Norfolk is already a great place to live, and we’re committed to adding to that by building infrastructure and services to make sure the town is set up for future economic and population growth.

“We’re delighted to report that interest in our house and land packages is going strong, with 95 per cent of first stage lots sold to people from outside of New Norfolk, as more and more families realise what the town has to offer, just a short drive from Hobart.”

Derwent Valley Mayor Ben Shaw, who was joined by Housing Minister Michael Ferguson, was excited for the prospects of the development for the Valley.

“The Mills will help take New Norfolk and the Derwent Valley more broadly, to the next level,” Mr Shaw said.

“Over the past few years, we’ve seen great progress and investment in the area, with a number of exciting new businesses and attractions leading to New Norfolk recently being voted the state’s top tourism town over 5000 residents.

“We can’t wait to welcome more new residents to come and enjoy the life on offer in the Derwent Valley, as well as more visitors to experience the region’s magic.”