Polepic West, Residential Subdivision
Client: Polepic Pty Ltd
This residential subdivision is at Ocean Shores, a coastal village north of Byron Bay. The subdivision is located on the edge of the village, backing onto a national park. Although in the foothills, a substantial portion of the site is relatively flat due to previous quarrying operations being undertaken to provide filling for low-lying coastal lands. The subdivision has great ocean views, with vista to the east and south as far as the Cape Byron lighthouse.
The subdivision is being constructed in stages. GeoLINK has been involved in this proposed development for many years providing planning, engineering and ecological advice and design as well as site supervision and contract administration. Due to the adjacent national park and undulating country, the potential for bushfire has always been an issue. GeoLINK’s qualified bushfire and ecological personnel have been invaluable in determining the best approach to ensure the most viable development. The ever-changing topography of steep gullies and ridges has provided a challenge to our engineers, particularly in relation to the provision of services.
Forward planning and the development of an overall concept plan, which fleshed out all the aspects of the project, were essential to this successful stage development. GeoLINK has been able to provide all these services in-house and has provided advice to the client on all aspects of the development, including innovating solutions.
To regenerate the old quarry site, these areas will be topgressed with imported topsoils to provide a growing medium for vegetation. In addition, the planting of landscaping within the road reserves and public areas will remove the current scarred landscape and allow the subdivision to merge back into its naturally-wooded surroundings.