Casuarina Way Tourist Resort

State Significant Development Modification

HillPDA was engaged to lead the preparation of a modification for a historical Part 3A application for a tourist resort in the Tweed Shire LGA, previously owned by Crown Lands.

The site had been acquired by the Tweed Byron Local Aboriginal Land Council, who sought to adjust the staging and built form of the development to allow for a lower impact and faster initial development.

HillPDA undertook a full review of the original project approval, identified key environmental impacts potentially associated with the modification and assisted with the development of a design that would meet relevant regulations while also meeting the expectations of the applicant.

HillPDA project managed supporting consultants and developed an environmental assessment that outlined the potential impacts associated with the development and management measures to mitigate those impacts. This included sensitive local issues, such as bushfire threat, biodiversity, water management, development contributions, built form character and traffic.


The environmental assessment and modification application was prepared and lodged with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. Approval is expected in mid-2020.


  • Statutory planning
  • State significant development
  • Environmental assessment
  • Project management

Client: Tweed Byron Local Aboriginal Land Council
Project date: May 2019 to Jan 2020


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