Work is ongoing at Paerata Rise, with the community starting to take shape.
Grafton Downs announced that the total earthworks investment for stage one has reached $30 million, including water, sewerage and earthworks.
The work for the infrastructure has taken a total of 18,646 hours and has resulted in the installation of three kilometers of water pipes and seven kilometres of main pipes.
Close to 18000 m3 of earth has been moved for civil works, 116,000m3 of earth moved to make way for homes and nearly 4500 tonnes of metal has been laid ahead of sealing.
Up to 4500 new homes will be built at Paerata Rise, which will also have schools, retail area, transport hub and parks.