The next step for the $300 million development proposed for Perth, known as Villages@Q, is underway with hopes of turning soil in the second half of 2021.
Red Panda Property director Andrew McCullagh presented a report to the Northern Midlands Council last week to rezone the area from rural resource to general residential and business.
He wants to make the town the "go to" destination in Northern Tasmania with a mix of 379 larger blocks, townhouses and apartments with bars, restaurants and a hotel.
The council will have to consider the rezone, and if approved it will be opened to public comment before the Tasmania Planning Commission consider it.
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The council's Perth Structure Plan in 2017 earmarked the 50-hectare site for development to accommodate various housing types and commercial use and RPP has done just that.
Mr McCullagh said the council did have concerns about flooding in the north-west of the site, but there was a solution supported by an independent assessment.
"The council highlighted concerns very early in the piece, as the storm water being a contentious issue," he said.
"We have subsequently provided a high level solution to deal with our storm water, as water is a required commodity for our site."
Mr McCullagh and his team hosted several community consultation days and walk throughs of the site.
He said he hoped to turn soil on the development in the second half of 2021, if all ran as planned.
"We have spoken with community extensively, engaged the best consultants, facilitated the best outcomes, designed the site metre by metre, and with all the reports provided from this process, can proudly provide the council with the full professional and community feedback they require for their part in the process," he said.
"But in this whole process, the most humbling and satisfying experience, has been the engagement with the Perth community, who have been overwhelmingly supportive of what we are proposing and what we have done to include them in our process.
"As a former Longford boy, there may have been a time I was run out of town, but the people of Perth have been extraordinary in their interest and participation."
The proposal for the site features four villages, with each having its own name and style of living. As well as incorporating modern features including its own communication and energy networks, hidden bins, smart homes and no letterboxes.
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