There are few better places in Rockdale for a new home than the site where the family used to live.
The site is now part of the National Park and a new $1 billion park will be built there.
But how to choose the best site for your property?
The ABC’s Robyn Walker and Kate Stokes are here to answer those questions.
Read more about the project: In the past, Rockdale’s rock-cutters would use a well known site near the airport to dig trenches for their quarries.
However, with the new national park coming, the local Rockdale District Council has decided to put an even greater emphasis on preserving the site for future generations.
The site is at a critical juncture for Rockdale.
It is the site of two quarries, one of which will soon be built.
The other will be a public works project to build a new water system for Rockford.
The council wants to preserve the site’s heritage and the quarry as a key part of that heritage.
“The quarry itself is in pretty good condition,” Rockdale Regional Council’s managing director, Tom McQuillan, said.
“It is a good place to put a water tank.”
But Mr McQuinnan said the council was considering the cost of keeping the quarry.
“There are two water tanks on site, and they are pretty expensive,” he said.
Mr McQuannan said it was also important to keep the area’s heritage, such as the rock-cutting tradition, intact.
The council is currently working on plans to upgrade the quarry site.
This is one of two planned upgrades to the Rockford water system, which will include a new wastewater treatment plant, a wastewater treatment station and a sewage treatment facility.
But Mr Stokes said the future of the quarry was still uncertain.
“The water is running in the summertime, and the sandstone will be quite dry at the moment, so that is a concern,” she said.
Rockdale Council has commissioned a new geotechnical report on the site, which is expected to be released by early 2019.
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