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Michael PhilippsSouth Western Times
Stables on Spencer is one of the biggest residential developments in recent years.
Camera IconStables on Spencer is one of the biggest residential developments in recent years.

Bunbury Deputy Mayor Jaysen Miguel has welcomed the beginning of work at one of the biggest residential developments in the city in recent times.

Work on the Spencer Street development, named Stables on Spencer, began this month and will include 44 residential dwellings.

Cr Miguel said it was fantastic to see private investment within the city create employment opportunities for local trades and services.

“There are a few things happening outside the city in terms of development out at Kemerton and some of the State projects that are going on,” he said.

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“Hopefully this is the start of some of that flowing on to private investment from local people.

“Talking to some of the people at council, that block has been empty for as long as they can remember so it is fantastic to see some investment in our city.”

Summit South West general manager David Hunt, whose company is overseeing the development, said the project reflects a feeling of optimism with the South West property market.

“Bunbury is a vibrant city that is continuing to grow,” he said.

“The Stables on Spencer is set to echo this.

“There is definitely a renewed sense of confidence in the local property market.

“Now is the perfect time for developers to take advantage of the growth and opportunities in Bunbury and the South West.”

Mr Miguel said the development would be a great opportunity for Bunbury contractors.

“Obviously every development is going to need a raft of different trades to get in there and get it done,” he said.

“The construction of 44 units is no small project so it is great to see that going on for the economy.”

Mr Hunt said Stables on Spencer would be unique for the area, while still appealing to a range of homebuyers.

“People are looking for homes that are low-maintenance, but still stylish,” he said.

“They want something safe and secure that they can potentially lock up and leave when they need to.

“The Stables on Spencer will offer single storey and two storey homes that will suit a range of homebuyers, from those looking for their first home to those who may be looking to downsize.

“Each individual home will feature innovative design with high-quality finishes, verge trees and uniform fencing, perfectly located close to the beach and the city.”

Mr Hunt said the project would use local trades and services and was set to be complete by mid-2019.

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