Since the 1980s Brimbin has been earmarked as a new town development. Brimbin is located on both sides of Landsdowne Road just north of the railway crossing when travelling from Taree. It has an area of around 3,700Ha, with large grazing areas and a large dam either side of Lansdowne Road. Extensive woodlands are also located on the site, much of which will be protected, including a substantial addition to the Brimbin Nature Reserve proposed.
Brimbin will have all of the activities you would expect in a new town with shops, residential, schools, parks, employment lands and some rural activities.
Brimbin has been identified as an area for future development for over 20 years. Roche Group purchased the land approximately ten years ago, proposing an integrated development including residential, employment, recreation and
conservation uses on the land consistent with Local and State Government Policies and Strategies.
A display centre was open at Taree during March 2013 to give the community the opportunity to have input into the planning of the new town. The display centre was run by Roche Group and their consultants, who together with Council staff, were available to answer questions about the proposal. The story boards from the display centre can be viewed here.
For more information please contact Council’s Strategic Planning Department.