Named after the coastal ecosystem in which it is nestled, is a 127-lot development in the highly sought after Byron Shire.
Upon acquiring the site and following extensive stakeholder consultation, Clarence Property have responded to community feedback received by reducing the development footprint from the 17.3ha approved with the Concept Plan to 12.3ha, retaining the balance as environmental conservation area. In addition, 2.6ha of high-quality endangered Wallum Froglet habitat will be created as part of the early site works, which is monitored and protected during subdivision construction works to ensure success.
Wallum benefits from the amenity of pristine rainforest which bounds the site, including Simpsons Creek and the nearby Brunswick Heads Main Beach (south). This carefully considered development will see almost 18 hectares (60% of the total site area) rehabilitated for flora and fauna habitats and upon completion, will include community gardens, meeting areas, walking tracks with public art installations as well as information signage about the cultural and ecological history of the area – creating a sense of place for new residents.
The site is also subject to an innovative stormwater design outcome which utilises the drainage characteristics of the existing sandy material on the site to treat stormwater without the need for extensive networks of underground concrete pipes and pits. Through the detailed stormwater design process, a further 3,000m2 of high-value forest vegetation is retained on the site downstream of the development which would have been removed under the original approval.
Developer: Clarence Property Group
Development type: Residential Subdivision
State: New South Wales
Certification period: 2022 –