THE Sunnybright Estate is set to expand further, with another collection of lots to become available for purchase in the coming months.
At its last meeting, Bathurst Regional Council resolved to approve the release of 39 lots in the new estate for sale.
General manager David Sherley said council will again use the ballot system as the method of sale, which has become its standard way of selling land in new estates.
The lots will range in size from 550 to 1541 square metres, which gives a range of options to suit different people looking to build homes.
"It gives variety, but also allows for duplexes to occur as well on certain lots," Mr Sherley said.
Lots will be priced between $145,000 and $250,000.
No definite date has been determined for when these lots will become available, but Mr Sherley said it will be sometime "in the second half of 2020".
Once they do become available, those who want to purchase a block will need to register for the ballot.
"When we advertise, people will nominate if they wish to be in the ballot and pay a deposit, which is refundable if they don't happen to get a block," Mr Sherley said.
At the ballot draw, people will have the chance to choose the lot they want from what is available when their name is drawn.
The new release is stage B of the Sunnybright Estate.
Stage A became available in early 2019, with 95 lots up for grabs in the ballot that ranged in size from 550 square metres up to 1740 square metres.
The ballot draw was held on April 12, but less than 15 per cent of them sold.
At the time, then-mayor Graeme Hanger said the slow response to the ballot was reflective of the national market for land.
He noted that every other residential land development council started had sold in its entirety.
According to council's website, more than a year later there are still 38 lots that aren't either sold or on hold.
The lots still available range in size from the smallest possible size up to 1317 square metres.
The Sunnybright Estate is being developed on the former Sunbright Orchard site, between Limekilns Road and Marsden Lane.