CONSTRUCTION could begin within weeks on new homes in Harcourt, after the developers completed the final stage of a land preparation.
Mount View Estate developers hope to issue land titles soon for Stage 3 of Mount View Estate: Molly Drive.
The stage incorporates 21 lots. All but two have been sold.
Co-developer Bill O'Neil said weather had delayed issuing the titles, so he expected most buyers would begin to build as soon as possible.
He said all civil works on site, such as road construction, footpaths and power, were complete.
Powercor was due to complete a final audit on Thursday.
After that titles would take a week, then presold lots would be available.
A total of 46 lots make up the Mount View Estate, built in three stages over five years.
The subdivision was part of a plan to double Harcourt's population to 1100 by 2021.
Planning has assessed the town as able to accommodate about 2500 people, depending on development scenarios.
Mr O'Neil said about 15 houses had been built already in the estate's first few stages.
He said demand for lots had been great.
Mr O'Neil attributed this success to Harcourt's location and amenities: 20 minutes to Kangaroo Flat, just over an hour to Flemington Road, with a pool, a school, a childcare and boutique retail.
He said the state government's commitment to plan to re-open the Harcourt Railway Station was among these.
The government committed to re-opening the station in 2018. It has been closed since the 1980s.
Residents began a petition to the state government in 2019, to keep the promise in the forefront of politicians minds.
At the time, Harcourt Progress Association Chair Sha Cordingley said rail services would make the town more liveable, given the growth.
Ms Cordingley told the Bendigo Advertiser train service would be useful for Harcourt residents to travel to Melbourne and Bendigo.
She said residents hoped services would also allow tourists to travel to Harcourt to use the new La Larr Ba Gauwa mountain bike park.
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