A proposed $20 million development that will deliver more than 220 units in Goonellabah has been approved by the joint Regional Planning Panel.
The Altitude 2480 development will occupy 32 acres and comprise 60 buildings, made from natural materials and all fitted out with the latest solar and storm-water recycling technologies.
Green Vision Developments, headed by Scott Wharton of Byron Bay, will build the development.
A key feature of the proposal is that the vast majority of the development would be constructed off-site in industrial sheds in Lismore, creating about 100 jobs.
There would be minimal disturbance to the site due to construction methods which don’t require a concrete slab, and a stormwater management system would supply all toilets, washers, common areas and landscaping.
Mr Wharton said the housing community would be constructed on land adjoining Fisher Street and Casuarina Drive in Goonellabah.
He said it would be developed over four stages.
Planning started over two years ago following the release of the Lismore Housing Strategy 2012, which identified a need for affordable one and two bedroom apartments in the region.