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.”
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.
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!