This project involves the creation of three rural residential lots based on the protection of 8 hectares of existing native bush and the establishment of 12 hectares of revegetation planting. This project also involves the vesting of esplanade reserve as it adjoins Hepburn Creek.
We were involved in all aspects of this project including designing the layout of the subdivision, preparing the scheme plan, liaising with the project ecologist and geotechnical engineer, preparing the subdivision consent application and dealing with Council throughout the consent process to address all the issues raised. Now the subdivision consent has been granted we are getting underway with the engineering design for the access ways and the land transfer survey.
The site is located in the Rural Coastal Zone and within an Outstanding Natural Landscapes Overlay, which required careful consideration of the potential visual effects of the proposed subdivision on the landscape. Our Landscape Architect prepared a Landscape and Visual Assessment for the development which assessed the effect of the proposal on visual amenity and rural and landscape character and proposed a number of building design guidelines for the new building platforms.
Another challenging aspect of this project was designing the access to each new lot. The existing road is narrow and winding in this location, and the site slopes steeply from the road. Through careful design we were able to identify suitable access points and driveways to each proposed building platform that would meet Council’s engineering standards.