Situated in the picturesque Derwent Valley, New Norfolk is the third oldest settlement in Tasmania with a rich history. The town is currently experiencing a resurgence, driven by residents seeking a tree-change with the convenience of access to nearby Hobart. The Mills presents a real opportunity to add to the local offer and provide amenity to support the emerging community. Urbis has been engaged to coordinate the overall approvals process, secure planning permits for each component of The Mills and prepare Planning Scheme Amendments where needed to ensure that the client can realise their vision.

The vision of Omega Investment Holdings, The Mills is a hillside subdivision with over 700 homes supported by a central mixed-use precinct, anchored by a large landscaped park. Plans for the precinct include 200 independent living retirement homes, a childcare centre, a boutique hotel, private hospital and growers and makers co-op precinct.

The $500 million residential and community project called The Mills, will inject $139 million annually into the Tasmanian economy over the next 20 years.