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Grand design for Evans Head water tower

A section of the plans for the water tower in Evans Heads. (supplied).

A section of the plans for the water tower in Evans Heads. (supplied).

IT looks like something from the television series Grand Designs.

The Richmond Valley Council has received development proposal to convert a former water tower in Cypress Street, Evans Head, into a four-bedroom home.

Evans Head resident Maria McGeary wants to use the existing 20-metre high water tower to create a seven-level home, complete with living areas on the upper flood, a viewing area on the roof, and four bedrooms.

If approved, the home would have sweeping 360-degree views of Evans Head and the surrounding national parks.

According to the submitted plans, a lift would be used to access the seven levels, and the structure would include a detached garage at the ground level.

Richmond Valley Council chief executive John Walker said the proposal was being advertised because of its height.

He said surrounding property owners had been notified and an advertisement placed in the Richmond River Express Examiner.

Comments would be received until Friday, 14 August.

The estimated cost of the development, according to the proposal lodged, would be $350,000.


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