Rural land sharing community
Planit assisted NCV Enterprises in preparing and lodging a concept development application for establishing multiple rural land-sharing communities within 1583 hectares of natural landscape.
Nightcap is a concept proposal that will facilitate up to 440 dwellings across 41 allotments by way of clustered communities. Rural land sharing communities are an alternative dwelling and ownership type where multiple owners of an allotment can erect multiple dwellings without subdivision. Rural land sharing communities provide a collaborative, sustainable and social use of rural land, important in developing ‘community’ living opportunities.
Planit is working with the applicant to realise their vision for the emergence of Nightcap as ecologically intuitive, co-operative, organically minded and socially interactive shared living communities.
The site is located within a vast natural rainforest and bushland area, containing expansive areas of scenic and ecological significance. Preparation of the concept involved over 18 months of ecological investigations and site studies to determine the extent of developable areas within the site. This also identified the scope for rehabilitation, preservation and enhancement of this ecological significance while allowing for significant dwelling uplift.
The concept provided:
- 296 hectares of developable land
- 17 hectares for provision of community facilities
- 546 hectares of ecological rehabilitation/protection
- 211 hectaries of open space/scenic amenity
- 41 hectare village centre
- 26.5 kilometre internal roadway network.
Planit was able to successfully coordinate the project team consultants, preparing a comprehensive concept that will provide the framework for future applications across the site and emergence of the Nightcap rural land sharing communities.
Nightcap, Mount Burrell and Kunghar, New South Wales
November 2017 – present
– Project lead and liaison
– Town planning
– Civil engineering.