16 May 2012 – Infrastructure works will start in September on The Chimneys – a sustainable residential village south of Port Macquarie, NSW.

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council has approved the 14 hectare site comprising  64 lots with average lot size  of 650 square metres.

The solar powered development that will be self-reliant for potable water and sewage treatment.  Each dwelling will generate some green energy fed back to the grid.

Architects, planners and owners Ian Bailey and Annie Georgeson have nominated Mitchell Builders as the developer.  An architectural competition for the best design of the first three dwellings is expected to be announced in August.

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