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1 Alternative Development Solutions - Nobby Head “alternative development solutions” Nobby Head Picnic Bay Magnetic Island

2 Alternative Development Solutions - Nobby Head DJ Mackenzie Catchment Officer Environmental Management Services Townsville City Council ph – 4727 9317 email – djm@townsville.qld.gov.au welcome

3 Alternative Development Solutions - Nobby Head objectives of discussion vision of AGDF definition of sustainability explore sustainability on TCC state of environment report overview of sustainable urban development at Nobby Head on World Heritage Magnetic Island (note - this is an interpretation of developers personal vision) owhere – site description owhat – development details owho – personal vision of developers owhy – key ‘drivers’ of vision

4 Alternative Development Solutions - Nobby Head Australian Green Development Forum vision...is to inspire urban developers, governments and industry bodies to work in partnership to achieve economically viable, sustainable developments. mission …the Australian Green Development Forum is a balanced, non-profit coalition of members from development industries, government organisations and community groups. It is endorsed by industry and environmental bodies, and is aligned to community sectors that also have an interest in fostering sustainable development.

5 Alternative Development Solutions - Nobby Head linkages/connectedness/integration AGDF – integral components are inspiration fostering or nurturing Nobby Head – integral components are inspiration facilitating change linked and integrated with landscape

6 Alternative Development Solutions - Nobby Head what is sustainability "Sustainable development is forms of progress that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs." World Business Council for Sustainable Development sustainability is about people doing things differently - choice sustainability requires a cultural shift and differing perspectives sustainability - small steps

7 Alternative Development Solutions - Nobby Head state of environment the Townsville State of Environment. This Internet report illustrates environmental change in the Townsville Local Government Area using the Pressure-Condition-Response model. Townsville SOE is also a source of images that capture the diversity and the colours and textures of the dry tropics. www.SOE-Townsville.org/

8 Alternative Development Solutions - Nobby Head Sustainable Townsville Maintaining Healthy Waterways in the Coastal Dry Tropics of Townsville/Thuringowa from “Creek to Coral”

9 Alternative Development Solutions - Nobby Head sustain Youth comprise nearly 30 percent of the world's population. The involvement of today's youth in environment and development decision- making and in the implementation of programmes is critical to the long- term success of Agenda 21." (Section 25.1, Chapter 25 - Children and Youth in Sustainable Development). http://www.soe-townsville.org/sustain/

10 Alternative Development Solutions - Nobby Head nobby head – where lot 22 on EP173 Parish of Magnetic, County of Elphinstone within Townsville City Council local authority area site forms a promontory feature on coastline – a significant landscape feature of Magnetic Island south western periphery of Picnic Bay (site bounded by Picnic Bay and Cockle Bay)

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14 nobby head - who Mr Anthony Finlay and Ms Judith Finlay

15 Alternative Development Solutions - Nobby Head nobby head - what subject site is 3.397 hectares in area development will contain 18 lots utilising existing tracks and buildings (1930’s and 1950’s) development is intended - to be constructed within designated building zones to be designed so that earthworks are minimised to be sympathetic to the natural textures and colours of Nobby Head to create residences of high quality in terms of architecture and adaption to site and climate to have the lowest possible physical and visual impact to be concealed utilising the existing rocks, vegetation and topography plan of development to influence assessment regime and include ongoing management substantial native planting, weed control, restrictions on fencing protection of native flora and fauna preservation of visual integrity

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18 what - continued complimenting, blending integrating with the rocks, landscape, vegetation and recognition of natural assets – totality of site colours absorbing the buildings into the environment – use of non reflective materials “to be there but not seen” sensitive placing of buildings (homes) – “make a beautiful house that suits the site” privacy unobtrusiveness

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21 What - continued #2 low scale, low density and site responsive development DCP allows site density of 100 persons per hectare – generating at Nobby Head, a site population of 340 people currently the site population for Nobby Head is 72 persons 1/6 to be developed

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25 Alternative Development Solutions - Nobby Head nobby head – why - “to be there and not seen” recognition of ecological importance of site (5 species listed as Rare and Threatened) 80 species of vertebrate animals recorded throughout the low mixed woodland and shrubland vegetation and vine thicket supports Rare Death Adder (Acanthopis antarcticus) potential habitat for Rare Saxicoline Sunskink (Lampropholis mirabilis) and Vulnerable Striped Tailed Delma (Delma labialis) Rare Sooty Oystercatcher (Haematopus fuglinosus) Dwarf Skink (Menetia sadlieri)

26 Alternative Development Solutions - Nobby Head why continued – key drivers unobtrusive sympathetic development simple enjoyment – “there but not seen” unique perspectives and experiences “let the land dictate” “feel of acreage” maximising air flows etc (large verandahs) beautiful homes – unique and special privacy – “nature conceals” waterfront and views recognition of natural assets – totality of site (thinking outside the box)

27 Alternative Development Solutions - Nobby Head why continued #2 premium blocks – economic return remain competitive during economic down turns as sympathetic development is unique, offers something different provide an opportunity for a waiting market

28 Alternative Development Solutions - Nobby Head triple bottom line (quadruple?) Environment EconomySociety


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