THE new Shearwater Apartments development on the Narooma Flat is progressing well.
Project developer Harvey Ball said it should be complete in about two months and local tradesmen including from Narooma Plumbing are busy doing the final fit outs.
Shearwater contains 14 apartments with security car park and lift entrances, two side-by-side security car spaces on the ground level for every apartment, and a lift from the car park and entrance level to all apartments above for the amenity of the aged and infirm.
Both two and three-bedroom apartments are available, all enjoying spacious elevated decks and walkways.
Mr Ball said within the project, the upstairs front set of suites is for him and his disabled son to move into.
“It has brought a project of $5m to the economy of the town the vast majority of which has flowed through the local building construction trades with the general flow on effect in the area,” Mr Ball said.
No units have yet been sold off the plan, and true marketing will be done on completion, he said.
They are listed as going to be for sale between $370,000 and $460,000.
“The units are a solid construction of concrete, masonry and steel to minimise future maintenance yet priced to sell readily,” he said.
“The motivation was to build a place for my family that others could then enjoy in a like manner.
“Locals have been invited to express an interest and to date it has been well received with them contributing ideas for the common area amenity, leading to a barbecue pavilion, fire-pit pavilion and fish pond waterfall landscaped gardens to rest in and enjoy.”
Mr Ball said he had known Narooma since he was a young child when his family camped on the beach as a seaside break from tent living in the Araluen Valley where his great grandfather found gold.