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04/12/18

Sovereign Hills’ $8m collector road opens

An $8 million collector road in one of Port Macquarie’s major growth corridors has been officially opened at Sovereign Hills by developer Lewis Land Group, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council and the New South Wales State Government.

Covering 1km, Carlie Jane Drive travels underneath the Oxley Highway and will provide motorists, cyclists and pedestrians with safe passage between Sovereign Hills’ residential precincts and the under-construction town centre.

The road will also benefit the wider community by diverting traffic from the increasingly busy Oxley Highway roundabout.

Lewis Land Group (LLG) Head of Development Michael Long was joined by NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet, Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams and Port Macquarie-Hastings Mayor Peta Pinson at today’s official opening.

Mr Long said the road has been designed to connect residents with one another, St Joseph’s Regional College and the master planned community’s new town centre development – set to open in late 2019.

“Carlie Jane Drive is a key road link in the Port Macquarie growth corridor transport network,” explained Mr Long. “The road now connects a large and growing residential population to the new Sovereign Hills town centre, as well as being the first new section of the wider Thrumster collector road network.

“When completed this road network will provide safe and efficient travel between the residential areas, Thrumster town centre and employment lands at Sancrox Industrial and Fernbank Park – all without reliance on the Pacific Highway.”

This piece of public infrastructure has been privately funded by Lewis Land Group in collaboration with Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, in accordance with the Sovereign Hills planning agreement. The road was designed and constructed using local contractors Hopkins Consultants and Kazac Civil.

Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams said the significant financial investment shows the confidence the Lewis Land Group has in the region.

“The Mid North Coast is experiencing record growth with the amount of housing construction and associated infrastructure,” Mrs Williams stated.

“I congratulate the Lewis Land Group for having the vision to construct such an outstanding residential development providing more options for homebuyers in Port Macquarie.”

Carlie Jane Drive also features environmental corridors and Koala crossings to provide a safe path of travel for wildlife.

The completion of the road signals the delivery of another important piece of the Sovereign Hills vision which will soon be joined by Stage 1 of the $100 million Sovereign Hills town centre development and the community’s fourth residential precinct – the 449-lot ‘Heritage’ land release.

Amid a booming Port Macquarie economy, Lewis Land Group is excited about the community’s future.

“Our plan to provide a connected community in every sense of the word is taking shape,” added Mr Long. “As Sovereign Hills prepares to sell its 500th block of land, we’re looking forward to delivering more infrastructure to meet the needs of our residents and the growing Port Macquarie population.”

For more information about the Sovereign Hills master planned community, contact the Land Sales Centre on 02 6581 1711 or visit sovereignhills.com.au.