Tamworth businesses are digging in to help those impacted by the ongoing drought with the aptly named project, ‘The House that Drought Built’. The aim of the project, build a custom designed, beautifully finished home at a hugely discounted rate to be sold at auction to the highest bidder with all proceeds going to those in the Tamworth region impacted by the ongoing drought.

The house will be homed in Lampada on Lot 1105 thanks to the support of the McCloy Tamworth Group. The 713m2 homesite sits on the corner of Eagle Avenue and Burgess Lane and is part of the Lorikeet Release, offering the new homeowner picturesque countryside views in a family friendly community complete with children’s playground.

“Being part of this project was an obvious choice for us, our company philosophy is based on a strong foundation of supporting those who’ve supported us. Lampada has always been warmly welcomed in Tamworth, so we’re thrilled to be able to share our support to help the Tamworth region” James Goode, McCloy Group Project Director.

The brain child of Daniel and Natalie Urquhart of G.J. Gardner Homes Tamworth, ‘The House that Drought Built’ has been carefully tailored to suit this corner site offering all the convenience of a contemporary family home, appeal of a Hamptons style facade and a focus on embracing Sustainability.

“Noticing the increasing level of devastation this ongoing drought is causing, we wanted to do something to help. Why not do what we do best and raise funds for our local farming community by building a house and auctioning it off!” Daniel Urquhart – Managing Director G.J. Gardner Homes Tamworth. ‘The Tamworth 300’ will feature four bedrooms, two bathrooms and boasts elegant spatial flow between three living zones, including an open-plan gourmet kitchen with butlers pantry and dining area with adjoining rumpus room.

Tamworth Regional Council will be helping keep the local community informed on the project’s progress and ensuring the construction team have support in relation to planning and compliance. Tamworth Regional Council Mayor, Col Murray, said “this project is testament to the great camaraderie within our region and we are excited to be able to play a role in bringing The House that Drought Built to life”.

Dean Cummins of PRD Tamworth, another supporter of the project, will be heading the sale of the property. Open homes are scheduled to begin in July with the auction to take place on 25 July 2020.

Salvation Army Public Relations Secretary (NSW), Captain Brad McIver said it is a privilege to be involved in this extraordinary partnership. “Tamworth is an incredibly resilient community and it is so heartening to see people come together to support one another through this difficult time. This project is a wonderful example of community spirit and we know that the funds raised from the sale of this home will bring great comfort to many other homes and farming families throughout this community”.

A number of local trades and suppliers will also be involved in the project with many already offering services and goods at discounted prices to reduce the cost price of the build.

Ground break followed by a community open day is scheduled for 22 February 2020.

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