Matai Ridge Development


The Gore District Council bought the 3.6ha block of land in East Gore in March last year for $360,000, with a view to develop affordable residential sections.

Signal Management Group has been appointed to manage the development.

Signal's project manager Stuart Anderson said civil works had started on the development and stage one was being worked on first and will be completed as a whole by Christmas.

There were 17 sections in stage one, Mr Anderson said. There will be 38 sections for sale, ranging in size from 637sq m to 939sq m.

Gore Mayor Tracy Hicks said that since launching the subdivision, there had been a lot of interest in the sections.

Last year, Mr Hicks said the council had been aware of the need for affordable residential sections in Gore for some time.

"There were some instances of some people wanting to move to Gore and buy a section to build a new house and they just haven't been able to find something suitable."

The arrival of the Mataura Valley Milk project had exacerbated a section shortage and was the main catalyst for the council's move into property development.

He said the subdivision lay to the sun and had beautiful views, easy access to the main road and schools on its doorstep.




Signal Management Group Construction Manager, Nick Jones with Gore District Council Mayor, Tracy Hicks

Photo Credit: The Ensign