Project Description

Harvest Estate

Overview

Year

Location

Our role

2016 – Current

Byron Bay, New South Wales

  • Site investigations
  • Town planning
  • Environmental planning
  • Urban design
  • Concept engineering design
  • Earthworks design
  • Stormwater design
  • Detailed design.

Planit won a competitive tender to provide the full scope of urban, regional and environmental planning services for Harvest Estate, the first major land release in Byron Bay in over 40 years.

The West Byron Urban Release Area (WBURA) is a State-lead initiative to provide additional land for residential housing stock for the township of Byron Bay.

The subdivision application is the first within the WBURA and as such has led the charge in progressing it as a viable urban release area, compelling council to proceed with necessary controls and measures such as improved access arrangements, and provision of a DCP for the remainder of the WBURA.

The application was lodged in lieu of a DCP as council failed to adopt a DCP after a considerable period of time.

The proposed development seeks to provide a subdivision with dwelling density of 330-340 dwellings and addresses environmental matters by not encroaching or traversing upon E2 Environmental Conservation-zoned land and with the provision of a Biobanking Statement to address matters of significance requiring offsets and rehabilitation and replanting works.