New estate set to boost Boyanup

Pierra WillixSouth Western Times

The opening of Meadowbrooke Estate in Boyanup will bring major benefits to the town’s economy, according to Capel shire president Murray Scott.

After more than seven years of planning and work, the estate is set to welcome its first residents next month.

The estate, designed for over-55s, is expected to increase the town’s population by more than 40 per cent, with 181 new homes and about 300 new people expected by the development’s completion.

Cr Scott said the development would help attract more people to the town which would be beneficial for the overall community.

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“It will make the town more populated, we are trying to get more people to live there and this will help in a huge way,” Cr Scott said.

He said the estate would have a positive effect on the local economy with the influx of new residents to the town.

“It has to have a positive effect absolutely, the community and whole town will benefit from this,” Cr Scott said.

“It has been a long time coming.”

Meadowbrooke Lifestyle Estate general manager Michelle Elson said more than 25 per cent of the first stage of the development had sold since December, which showed the strong demand for the concept.

Mrs Elson said the project would benefit the Boyanup community and help invigorate the local economy and services in town.

“Already we have had a chemist and medical facilities set-up in anticipation of the growth and the local businesses are obviously very excited about its potential,” she said.

“We have a vision that sees the project add a great amount value to Boyanup, both the infrastructure and financially.

“We have created new jobs for locals just in the development phase itself and not a cent has been spared in getting this project right.”

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