Residential Development

Residential Development

Urliup Road, Bilambil, Northern NSW is a 52 Lot residential development proposed, by Plateau Nominees Pty Ltd, on a site previously used as a quarry. The site is highly disturbed and weed infested. The design of the residential layout is sensitive to the adjacent riparian zone of Bilambil Creek. JWA conducted an Ecological Assessment and prepared a Riparian Management Plan outlining strategies to restore the area to a pre-quarrying state. An extensive weed control strategy was developed to remove the dominating exotic camphor laurel and to replant the area with riparian rainforest species.  The plan also included the translocation of the threatened species, the Rough-leaved Queensland nut (Macadamia tetraphylla).

Bilambil Creek

Cobaki Lakes Estate is a residential development, proposed by LEDA, on 593.5ha of land within the Tweed Shire in Northern NSW.  A variety of housing, a town centre, a private school, a childcare centre, an 18-hole golf course and 266 hectares of open space will be provided. JWA has been involved with the project since 1993 and has just completed an eight volume report comprised of an Ecological Assessment, Saltmarsh Rehabilitation Plan, Scribbly Gum Management Plan, Regeneration and Revegetation Plan, Fauna Management Plan, and Wetland Rehabilitation Plan.  The report was completed in accordance with Part 3A of the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1997.

Kings Forest is a residential development of almost 10,000 lots near Kingscliff, Northern NSW. The concept plan, proposed by LEDA, has been approved by the Minister for Planning under Part 3A of the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1997. After extensive ecological investigation, including a Species Impact Statement (SIS) prepared by JWA in 2000, the site was declared of ‘State Significance’ in 2006.  JWA recently completed an Assessment of Significance required under NSW State legislation (TSC Act 1995) on 6 flora and 25 fauna species recorded on the site. Five of these (i.e. 2 flora and 3 fauna) were also assessed under Commonwealth legislation (EPBC 1999).   We are currently completing Buffer, Threatened Species, and Weed Management Plans for Stage 1 of the development.

Kings Forest West

Peregian Springs and Coolum Ridges are 2 large residential developments in South East Queensland. Forrester Kurts Properties Pty Ltd (FKP) engaged JWA to prepare a translocation plan for a portion of the population of the Endangered Emu-Mountain She-oak (Allocasuarina emuina) located within the Peregian Springs development site. A plan for long term site management was developed, including weed and fire management, and monitoring of translocated plants. FKP also commissioned JWA to prepare a report stating compliance of the conditions of three Commonwealth approvals for the Peregian Springs and adjacent Coolum Ridges development sites.