|Craigmore pre development|
Besides assisting the development of the subdivision, the Land Commission, like the Housing Trust in Elizabeth, was involved in the provision of community facilities, a recreation and leisure centre, supermarket and specialty shops. Private tenders built the recreation and shopping centres in 1980 (extended 1984) and the finished “Craigmore Village” was opened by David Wotton, Minister of Environment and Planning, on 3 March 1981. By June 1981 the Commission had produced some 1359 allotments at Craigmore, 408 of which had been sold. In October, 1979, 21 residents of the area had formed the very active “Craigmore Progress Association”. The Association continued achieving many of its aims for the improvement of the neighbourhood until August, 1983 when it was dissolved, although it still had a membership of 116.