Jobs boost expected from new $50m Evans Head housing development

Seneritas CEO Rob Nichols, Richmond Valley Mayor Robert Mustow, and new Thyme homeowners Rosemary and Don Larnach at the sod turning last week.
Seneritas CEO Rob Nichols, Richmond Valley Mayor Robert Mustow, and new Thyme homeowners Rosemary and Don Larnach at the sod turning last week.

A new $50 million over-50s lifestyle development at Evans Head is set to give the region's construction industry a boost, with local builders and trades among those anticipated to benefit from the massive project.

The 7.9 hectare luxury lifestyle village known as Thyme Lifestyle Resort, will include architecturally designed homes and resort-style facilities including a state-of-the-art clubhouse.

The first sod was turned on the project last week.

SEE Civil, a Northern NSW/QLD civil construction and engineering company, has been awarded the civil works contract for Stage 1 at Thyme. These works include stormwater, power, sewer system work and road construction. The home and clubhouse construction contracts will be tendered in May.

"We are proud of the contribution this project will make to local jobs and the region's economy,' said Rob Nichols, CEO of developer Serenitas.

"The development of Thyme will create numerous jobs ranging from building and trades to landscaping and fit out, the vast majority of which are likely to be undertaken by local companies, sole operators and labourers."

Expressions of Interest are now being accepted for homes in Stage 1 of the development.