Residents hopeful about property values after dump improvements

Tall Pines residents are looking forward to the improvement of their property values as the New Providence Ecology Park (NPEP) continues to work to turn what was known as New Providence’s dump into a properly functioning, multi-service landfill.

Member of Parliament for Tall Pines Don Saunders said though his constituents have been concerned about their health, security and property damage because of consistent fires at the former dump, he said they were also acutely aware that the value of their largest investment was also suffering as a result of the state of the dump next door.

Now constituents are optimistic that the work the NPEP is doing will help to recover their property values.

“NPEP has been able to live up to the promises and expectations,” he said.

“The people of Tall Pines have been most affected in terms of their health, in terms of the property damage, in terms of safety, in terms of property value.

“As the member of Parliament we go into Victoria Gardens and Jubilee Gardens and they talk about the value of their homes.

“Homes are the top expense for a family and when they look at the resale value of their homes, that is a key concern. Now that the New Providence Ecology Park has been able to succeed in the way they have done thus far, we have all of these important aspects of our constituents’ lives being changed.”

Saunders said he hopes NPEP would continue to assist the Tall Pines area to “better the environment in the constituency”.

NPEP Project Manager Timothy Hodge said when the improvement of the former dump began, his team found garage dumped everywhere on the property.

In just six months NPEP has been able to localize the trash on the site into just a few areas and have properly compacted and covered areas.

A visit to the site on Friday revealed the absence of the putrid scent of garbage, the absence of hordes of flies and the complete transformation of what as once a property haphazardly strewn with New Providence’s waste.

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Chester Robards

Chester Robards rejoined The Nassau Guardian in November 2017 as a senior business reporter. He has covered myriad topics and events for The Nassau Guardian. Education: Florida International University, BS in Journalism

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