Ewingsdale Seniors Living – Ecological constraints assessment

Ecological & Bushfire Assessment | Mapping | Reporting

Purpose

Development of the future hospital site at Ewingsdale has created an opportunity for associated development on adjacent land, on which a seniors living precinct is proposed. To determine the suitability of the land for future development, AWC completed an ecological and bushfire constraints assessment and also participated in community and stakeholder consultation as part of the process prior to public exhibition. As the site contains two watercourses and numerous mature rainforest trees, these aspects were key components of the project.

Objectives

  • Targeted flora and fauna survey including targeted threatened flora searches and detailed vegetation mapping
  • Ecological constraints assessment, recommendations for future design and mitigation
  • Reporting

Partners & Stakeholders

  • Belbeck Investments

Outcomes

Currently under consideration by Byron Shire Council

Project Facts

Client: Bellbeck

Challenges: Balancing site development with statutory obligations, par-ticularly regarding watercourse and the Water Management Act 2000