New Wales Housing Development on the Cards to Address Application Backlog in Reg. 3 -Min Croal

New Wales Housing Development on the Cards to Address Application Backlog in Reg. 3 -Min Croal

The backlog of applications in Region Three will be addressed soon, as the Ministry is gearing up for the allocation of approximately three thousand (3,000) residential lots at Wales, West Bank Demerara.

The announcement was made earlier this evening by Housing and Water Minister, the Hon. Collin Croal, during a community meeting at Anna Catherina, West Coast Demerara. The Minister told residents that the flagship Dream Realised exercise is aimed at addressing the needs of persons who have applications dated 2019 and prior and is slated for April 5th and 6th, 2024.

In addition to the allocation of house lots, the Minister explained that the agency is also exploring the possibility of constructing more turn-key units to suit the various income brackets.

Minister of Housing and Water, Hon. Collin Croal, addresses some of the residents at the community meeting.

Also, residents were told of the Ministry’s plan to bring an end to a number of squatter regularization issues at Tract ‘K’ PIn. Anna Catherina. Over the coming days, Surveyors are expected to continue with the block and occupational survey in the area, as the Ministry moves ahead with the processing. Already, a significant amount of work has been done in the area, including the block and occupational survey for several lots, which will be regularized, and allocations made. Additionally, some persons have begun making payments for their respective plots and the final plan for the area is being prepared to be recorded within the next three weeks.

A section of the gathering

Residents were also updated on Government’s development plan for the region, including plans to ensure the coast benefits from treated water. The Minister said he is aware of the low water pressure issue in the region and to bring relief, several new wells have been catered for in the Ministry’s 2024 work program.

Mention was also made of the soon-to-be-completed Schoonord to Crane Four-lane Highway and the New Demerara Habour Bridge, which will bring tremendous relief to commuters in the region.

Meanwhile, residents were afforded the opportunity to engage with the Minister on other matters affecting them. Some of the issues, mainly water-related, were also addressed by the Regional Manager and team, who were also present at the meeting.