Civil Consult were engaged to undertake a number of engineering services at a new development on the north coast, including a geotech investigation for the purpose of a DA submission.
The development consisted of a caretaker cottage and cabins, and was situated in beautiful area of the North Coast. Included in the brief was the requirement for bulk earthworks design and the design of a fill platform the new caretaker cottage to be founded on..
Civil Consult provided:
a geoetchnical site classification (soil test),
civil engineering bulk earthworks design
3D terrain modelling to determine the most efficient use of the cut to fill platform across the site
drawings and section of the development for DA approval
3D modelling was used effectively with a final pad being designed around the requirement to have neither an excess of cut or fill.
The NSW Planning Department approved the rezoning of 255 hectares of land which will allow for the creation of a new suburb in North Lismore.
For a development 15 years in the making this will be a milestone for the future use of Lismore. The new development will put the focus back on into our business centre, especially the CBD as the development is so close. It will reinvigorate North Lismore, with the rezoning ultimately allowing for 1300 residential lots, with 1500 new dwellings housing around 3600 people.
Council has already adopted a Development Control Plan and Section 94 Contributions Plan which means developers can lodge their DAs immediately. The Winten Group will lodge a DA for the 450 fist house immediately.
Check back to this blog for more details as they are announced.
The North Lismore Plateau Development is on the card for this year. Recently Lismore Mayor Lismore Mayor Jenny Dowell was quoted in the NOrthern Star (1/1/2014) as saying;
“In 2014 I’m looking forward to the first homes being built on North Lismore Plateau and some exciting new businesses coming to the city. While hard decisions still need to be made, the foundations, through our Growth Management Strategy and other policies, have been laid for a bright 2014. Watch this space.”
As described in the North Lismore Plateau DCP: “North Lismore Plateau represents a significant opportunity for the development of a substantially sized residential community located in easy walking and cycling distance of the Lismore CBD and within a unique landscape setting rich in natural and cultural heritage values and with outstanding scenic qualities. The vision is to facilitate sustainable development that responds to and conserves the unique environmental attributes of the site and is well integrated with the existing urban fabric of Lismore.”
The 255ha site is located approximately 1.5km north west of the Lismore CBD, and has the potential to create up to 1500 dwelling sites.
Geotechncially the site is located predominantly on Lismore Basalt, with some of the lower areas laying on the alluvial channels at the base of the elevated area. Generally the site would be a great area for development with good residual soils and rock foundations providing stable foundation for construction. Geological map of the area is included below.