A new suburb for the southern end of Brunswick Heads is up for public comment, and residents have already flagged environmental threats to koalas, bushfire risks, traffic safety, a lack of public spaces, and over-development issues.
The subdivision development application (DA) at Bayside is to create 145 residential lots, one medium density lot, two ‘lifestyle lots’, two public reserve lots, associated roads and other infrastructure, over seven stages of development.
Lot sizes range from around 457m2 to 600m2, and include a handful of larger lots at around 800m2.
According to the bushfire report within the DA, the property is approximately 31ha in area and is ‘bordered to the east by Simpsons Creek, to the south by coastal heath and scrub within general rural lands, to the west by the buffer to the Pacific Highway, and to the north by existing residential developments. The land form is generally flat with a slight fall towards Simpsons Creek’.
The developers are Ian Fraser and Daniel McLaughlin from Codlea Pty Ltd, and the cost to complete is estimated at $4,805,684.
Endangered frog zone
A Wallum Froglet Management Plan (WFMP) is included in the DA.
Documents that ‘may be required’ to be submitted include: landscaping plans, erosion and sediment control, storm water plans and calculations, OSMS reports/plans, heritage management and SEPP 55 contamination report.