Developers of a proposed subdivision at Jamberoo say the project would help boost the commercial and social viability of the village.
A development application for 51 residential lots at Jamberoo was recently lodged with Kiama council.
The proposed subdivision, located on Golden Valley Road, follows a rezoning of the land from rural to low density residential in 2019.
Developers the Fountaindale Group were scheduled to provide a briefing to the Jamberoo Valley Ratepayers & Residents Association's meeting on Tuesday night.
Association secretary Roslyn Neilson said some Jamberoo residents had concerns about the proposed subdivision, including issues related to traffic access and sewerage facilities.
"When the rezoning was first proposed, there was anxiety that it represented the perpetuation of urban sprawl, and represented yet another cut to agricultural land that's very prone to death by a thousand cuts," she said.
She said there were also other residents who had been in favour of the rezoning proposal, believing it would support the growth of Jamberoo.
Fountaindale Group spokesperson Lawson Fredericks said after several months of discussions, Sydney Water had agreed to Fountaindale's proposal to install a new sewer rising main from Jamberoo to Jerrara to service the subdivision, and design of this new infrastructure is now under way.
Mr Fredericks said the Golden Valley subdivision will, if approved, make a positive contribution to the commercial and social viability of the village.
"The 51 families who will live here represent new customers for local retail businesses, new students for the primary school and new participants in local sporting teams and service groups," Mr Fredericks said.
Mr Fredericks said the Fountaindale Group is looking to reduce the impact of the subdivision on the village as much as possible.
These measures include including design controls for new homes to ensure they complement the village and avoid a suburban look.
According to the developer, there will be house and land packages available, and they can also on-sell land to builders.
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