Category Archives: Pacific Pines Lennox Head

Skennars Head Development

A new Skennars Head development application has been lodged with council this week. The development is called The Outlook and will be located on the old Stewart Farm land between Angels beach estate and Skennars head.

In documents lodged with the council, the proposed lots would generally range in size from 600sq m to 900sqm, with some lots above 1200sqm. Initial cost estimates put the development at $14 million.

civil consult the outlook

The developers are asking for deferred commencement approval, which would delay works until a western connection road was built by developers (Lend Lease and Royal Bank of Scotland) of the neighbouring Pacific Pines Estate.

Timing for the new western road which is part of Stage 1C of Pacific Pines estate, is still unclear and not likely to be any time this year – Stay tuned for more information as it comes to hand!

For full details of the application head to Ballina Shire Councils online DA trackers, its really useful website for keeping up to date with changes in the shire.

Pacific Pines Lennox Head

The Pacific Pines Lennox Head development is progressing through 2014, with a team from Lend Lease and the Royal Bank of Scotland addressing the Ballina Shire Council meeting held on the 18/11/2013.

From the Councils meeting minutes the following information was present by the developer;

“It is proposed that civil works associated with Stage 1A of the current approval will
commence early in 2014, bringing additional residential allotments to the market.
Also during 2014, road works involving an extension of Hutley Drive will commence
to provide access to the approved playing fields. It is estimated that the playing
fields, with relevant improvements, will become available for use during 2015.”

civil consult pacific pines estate

The $60 million residential and commercial development is proposed to house more than 1700 people, and provide 481 homes, 481 homes, 312 retirement units and medium-density housing. Also included in the plan is a shopping centre with up to 3000sqm of retail shops and 800sqm of commercial space, a tavern, community centre & sporting fields.

civil consult Pacific Pines Lennox

Pacific Pines Development Plan

Geotechnically speaking the provides a number of challenges including a low risk of potentially acid sulphate soils between 0.75 m and 3.0 m below natural surface levels in the location of the water control ponds. A separate report by Gilbert and Sutherland identifies three soil types found at the site that exhibited PASS characteristics. These include coarse sands, silty sands and silty clays in an increasing severity of PASS.

Hopefully further information will be made public by the Developer and the Council as the year progresses!