Kingscliff Locality Plan

The Kingscliff locality has the most rapid population growth in the Tweed and strategic planning is needed to manage future residential development.

Council is preparing a Kingscliff Locality Plan to provide a clear guide for future growth, balancing development and employment opportunities with environmental protection and community expectations while strengthening the existing character of the local area.

Community input is vital to create the locality plan, to ensure it reflects the visions and expectations of local residents and the community.

Commencing in March 2014, development of the locality plan is expected to continue until early 2016, during which time there will be several opportunities for you to provide your input at key milestone stages of the project. You can stay informed of these opportunities and any project developments by checking back to this page regularly.

We are currently at Stage 03 - SKETCH: (click image for the full timeline)

Kingscliff Locality Plan project methodology

The Kingscliff locality has the most rapid population growth in the Tweed and strategic planning is needed to manage future residential development.

Council is preparing a Kingscliff Locality Plan to provide a clear guide for future growth, balancing development and employment opportunities with environmental protection and community expectations while strengthening the existing character of the local area.

Community input is vital to create the locality plan, to ensure it reflects the visions and expectations of local residents and the community.

Commencing in March 2014, development of the locality plan is expected to continue until early 2016, during which time there will be several opportunities for you to provide your input at key milestone stages of the project. You can stay informed of these opportunities and any project developments by checking back to this page regularly.

We are currently at Stage 03 - SKETCH: (click image for the full timeline)

Kingscliff Locality Plan project methodology

Updates

  • Answering your questions about the Kingscliff Locality Plan

    2 months ago

    What is a locality plan, why is one being prepared for Kingscliff and how will it fit within the overall planning framework for Tweed Shire?

    These questions are answered in a new series of information sheets added to this page - see the Documents library.

    Click here for an explanation about locality plans and the roles they play.

    Click here to find out why a locality plan is being prepared for Kingscliff.

    Find out how the Kingscliff Locality Plan sits within Tweed Shire's overall planning framework.

    Read about the role of the reference panel to help produced the Kingscliff Locality... Continue reading

    What is a locality plan, why is one being prepared for Kingscliff and how will it fit within the overall planning framework for Tweed Shire?

    These questions are answered in a new series of information sheets added to this page - see the Documents library.

    Click here for an explanation about locality plans and the roles they play.

    Click here to find out why a locality plan is being prepared for Kingscliff.

    Find out how the Kingscliff Locality Plan sits within Tweed Shire's overall planning framework.

    Read about the role of the reference panel to help produced the Kingscliff Locality Plan.

  • Shopfront focus turns to locality plan

    4 months ago

    The Kingscliff Locality Plan will take centre stage at the Kingscliff Matters shopfront for the next fortnight.

    Three key documents will go on exhibition during the next two weeks, with the Context, Issues and Opportunities Report, the Enquiry by Design Workshop Report and Precinct Plans set to form the basis for the finalised Kingscliff Locality Plan.

    Discussion points in the exhibited documents include:

    · Reviewing building height in the town centre to retain and strengthen the existing built form character along Marine Parade, while allowing for additional growth and expansion of the town centre along Turnock Street

    · Encouraging... Continue reading

    The Kingscliff Locality Plan will take centre stage at the Kingscliff Matters shopfront for the next fortnight.

    Three key documents will go on exhibition during the next two weeks, with the Context, Issues and Opportunities Report, the Enquiry by Design Workshop Report and Precinct Plans set to form the basis for the finalised Kingscliff Locality Plan.

    Discussion points in the exhibited documents include:

    · Reviewing building height in the town centre to retain and strengthen the existing built form character along Marine Parade, while allowing for additional growth and expansion of the town centre along Turnock Street

    · Encouraging shop-top housing in the town centre

    · Encourage greater pedestrian and cycling connections within the town centre and to surrounding residential areas

    · A Business and Knowledge Precinct to encourage employment generation, possibly including a business park, creative industries hub, university or education precinct, and retail centre

    Senior Urban Designer Jonathan Lynch invited residents and visitors to drop into the shopfront.

    “The Kingscliff Matters shopfront is the perfect opportunity to talk to locals and really gives added context to the locality plan, by tying it in with some of the most significant projects for the town,” he said.

    “The challenge with the locality plan will be finding the right balance between planning for future growth to meet the needs of an ever growing community whilst retaining and strengthening Kingscliff’s coastal character.”

    The shopfront will continue to display information about the Kingscliff Foreshore Revitalisation and is located at 2/98 Marine Parade, Kingscliff.

    For more information, click on the links below to view the shopfront display panels:


  • Milestone reports for Kingscliff Locality Plan

    8 months ago
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    The Kingscliff Locality Plan (KLP) recently reached two project milestones, with the release of the Context, Issues and Opportunities Paper and the Enquiry by Design Workshop Report.

    The Context Issues and Opportunities Paper informs the KLP's development by providing background and supporting information about the existing locality context, regional considerations, demographics, economic conditions and land uses, as well as the physical and environmental characteristics of the locality.

    The Enquiry by Design Workshop Report records outcomes of a recent stakeholder design workshop which looked at key development sites within the locality. The report also summarises key planning and design... Continue reading


    The Kingscliff Locality Plan (KLP) recently reached two project milestones, with the release of the Context, Issues and Opportunities Paper and the Enquiry by Design Workshop Report.

    The Context Issues and Opportunities Paper informs the KLP's development by providing background and supporting information about the existing locality context, regional considerations, demographics, economic conditions and land uses, as well as the physical and environmental characteristics of the locality.

    The Enquiry by Design Workshop Report records outcomes of a recent stakeholder design workshop which looked at key development sites within the locality. The report also summarises key planning and design principles which emerged from the workshop.

    Both documents will inform the preparation of the Kingscliff Precinct Plans, which Council will publicly exhibit in January.


  • Enquiry by Design identifies key themes

    9 months ago
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    The Sustainable Living Centre in Chinderah was turned into dynamic design studio for two days in September, when Strategic Planning and Urban Design hosted an Kingscliff Enquiry by Design Workshop.

    Invited landowners, design and development representatives, community reference panel members and Council staff worked collaboratively on the future planning and design of Kingscliff.

    On day one, teams addressed some of the broader issues facing the locality, including environmental protection and creating connected green links, traffic, access and movement, housing, employment, provision of open space and the future role function and character of the town centre. These issues were further explored... Continue reading


    The Sustainable Living Centre in Chinderah was turned into dynamic design studio for two days in September, when Strategic Planning and Urban Design hosted an Kingscliff Enquiry by Design Workshop.

    Invited landowners, design and development representatives, community reference panel members and Council staff worked collaboratively on the future planning and design of Kingscliff.

    On day one, teams addressed some of the broader issues facing the locality, including environmental protection and creating connected green links, traffic, access and movement, housing, employment, provision of open space and the future role function and character of the town centre. These issues were further explored over four key sites representing future development opportunity in the locality: the town centre, Turnock Street, North Kingscliff and West Kingscliff.

    Over the course of the two-day workshop, a number of common themes and ideas were identified by teams within each of the concept plans, including a need for:

    · protecting coastal foreshore areas and a continuance of urban and landscape design opportunities to enhance these spaces

    · strengthening ecological links and environmental protection areas

    · a co-ordinated network of open space, recreation and community facilities in accessible locations

    · retaining the smaller-scaled built form in Marine Parade, framed by the beach and creek, which is at the core of its character

    · exploring higher buildings to the west of Marine Parade and within a walkable catchment of the town centre

    · securing future employment opportunities within the existing town centre, as well as over the North Kingscliff site

    · more housing diversity and choice, including small lot housing, town houses, plexes and other medium-density housing

    · opportunity for increased building heights for mixed-use development and residential flat buildings surrounding the town centre

    The next steps in the Kingscliff Locality Plan project will be consolidating these ideas and setting up a shop front exhibition to get feedback from the broader community before the end of the year.


  • Community survey feedback now online

    over 1 year ago
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    Good news - the results from the community visioning survey held in August-September last year are now available. More than 250 people answered the call for feedback on what's great, what could be better and what are likely to be the key future challenges and opportunities for the Kingscliff community. View a summary of the feedback and see what others in the community had to say.

    Since compiling and reviewing your feedback, Council's project team has been working to prepare a report outlining some of the key issues to be considered in the development of the Kingscliff Locality Plan. The... Continue reading

    Good news - the results from the community visioning survey held in August-September last year are now available. More than 250 people answered the call for feedback on what's great, what could be better and what are likely to be the key future challenges and opportunities for the Kingscliff community. View a summary of the feedback and see what others in the community had to say.

    Since compiling and reviewing your feedback, Council's project team has been working to prepare a report outlining some of the key issues to be considered in the development of the Kingscliff Locality Plan. The 'Context, Issues and Opportunities Report' draws on all the feedback you provided during Stages 1 and 2, and remains a work in progress which we're aiming to have completed by March (you'll notice we've updated the project timeframes to reflect this).

    Completion of this report will lead into an enquiry by design process and further community consultation to help develop some locality- and precinct-specific design options.

    If at any stage you have questions or would like to discuss the project further, please contact Council's Strategic Planning and Urban Design unit on (02) 6670 2520.


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  • More than 250 survey responses received

    over 1 year ago
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    Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the Kingscliff Locality Plan Community Visioning Survey.

    More than 250 responses were received and are now being compiled for review and analysis.

    Feedback from the survey will complement the comments and suggestions raised at the recent community workshop to inform the next stage of the planning process.  

    A report summarising all the survey responses will be made available on Your Say Tweed once it is finalised. 

    Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the Kingscliff Locality Plan Community Visioning Survey.

    More than 250 responses were received and are now being compiled for review and analysis.

    Feedback from the survey will complement the comments and suggestions raised at the recent community workshop to inform the next stage of the planning process.  

    A report summarising all the survey responses will be made available on Your Say Tweed once it is finalised. 
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  • Workshop feedback now online

    almost 2 years ago
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    An initial community workshop to inform the proposed Kingscliff Locality Plan was held on Friday 12 September at the Kingscliff Community Hall and was met with enthusiastic participation. 

    More than 150 community members dropped in to speak with Council planning officers over the course of the afternoon and about 80 people participated in an evening presentation and workshop.

    John Lynch of Council's Planning Reforms Unit said the drop-in sessions and workshop had generated valuable ideas and discussion which would directly inform the development of the vision and strategies of the draft locality plan. 

    See a summary of feedback... Continue reading

    An initial community workshop to inform the proposed Kingscliff Locality Plan was held on Friday 12 September at the Kingscliff Community Hall and was met with enthusiastic participation. 

    More than 150 community members dropped in to speak with Council planning officers over the course of the afternoon and about 80 people participated in an evening presentation and workshop.

    John Lynch of Council's Planning Reforms Unit said the drop-in sessions and workshop had generated valuable ideas and discussion which would directly inform the development of the vision and strategies of the draft locality plan. 

    See a summary of feedback received at workshop.

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  • What do you want for the future of Kingscliff?

    almost 2 years ago
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    Don't miss your opportunity to chat one-on-one with Council planning officers and share your ideas for the future with the broader community at Kingscliff Community Hall on Friday 12 September.

    Doors will open at 2pm for anyone who'd like to drop in for a chat with Council officers about the Kingscliff Locality Plan,with a presentation and workshop exercise to take place from 5 until 7.30pm. 

    The presentation will explain the background of the Kingscliff Locality Plan process and key Kingscliff projects.  During the workshop, community members will have an opportunity to discuss their experiences of Kingscliff and how they view... Continue reading

    Don't miss your opportunity to chat one-on-one with Council planning officers and share your ideas for the future with the broader community at Kingscliff Community Hall on Friday 12 September.

    Doors will open at 2pm for anyone who'd like to drop in for a chat with Council officers about the Kingscliff Locality Plan,with a presentation and workshop exercise to take place from 5 until 7.30pm. 

    The presentation will explain the background of the Kingscliff Locality Plan process and key Kingscliff projects.  During the workshop, community members will have an opportunity to discuss their experiences of Kingscliff and how they view the long-term future of the area.  See the information poster for more details.

    Community input is vital to create a locality plan that reflects the visions and expectations of the people who live, work, play and stay in Kingscliff, so in addition to the community workshop, we also welcome your feedback via completion of a community survey available online or in hard copy at Council's Murwillumbah and Tweed Heads offices.

    If you have any questions, or would like to discuss the project further, please contact Council's Planning Reforms unit on (02) 6670 2520.

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  • Workshop to inform Kingscliff locality planning

    almost 2 years ago
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    'The Future of Kingscliff ' was the focus of an enquiry by design workshop at the 7th Making Cities Liveable Conference held at Salt in July.

    The workshop aimed to stimulate new conceptual thinking through the use of 3D massing blocks over scaled aerial photos of the Kingscliff town centre.  Participants included town planners, urban designers, architects, landscape architects and Councillors from across Queensland and NSW, who were interrogated  about key planning and urban design parameters including building height, setbacks, land use, public domain, connectivity and traffic management principles over three key town centre sites. 

    Outputs ... Continue reading

    'The Future of Kingscliff ' was the focus of an enquiry by design workshop at the 7th Making Cities Liveable Conference held at Salt in July.

    The workshop aimed to stimulate new conceptual thinking through the use of 3D massing blocks over scaled aerial photos of the Kingscliff town centre.  Participants included town planners, urban designers, architects, landscape architects and Councillors from across Queensland and NSW, who were interrogated  about key planning and urban design parameters including building height, setbacks, land use, public domain, connectivity and traffic management principles over three key town centre sites. 

    Outputs from the workshop, including a sketched concept plan and photographs of the 3D models built on the day, will be used to generate discussion around the development of options for the Kingscliff Locality Plan when they publicly exhibited as part of this planning process.

    A copy of the conference presentation delivered on the day is included here on Your Say Tweed for community reference.

    A detailed overview of the workshop scope is included on the Liveable Cities Conference website

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  • Reference panel members appointed

    almost 2 years ago
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    Following a call for expressions of interest, a single reference panel has been appointed to provide a combination of community-based and technical input and feedback throughout the development of a Kingscliff Locality Plan.  


    A total of 13 people have been appointed to the combined Kingscliff Locality Plan reference panel, which will be chaired by Council's Senior Urban Designer, John Lynch.  

    Reference panel positions were filled according to the criteria advertised and listed in the Technical Review and Community Based Reference Panel charter documents.

    Two inception meetings were held on 15 and 22 July at the Kingscliff Sustainability Centre... Continue reading

    Following a call for expressions of interest, a single reference panel has been appointed to provide a combination of community-based and technical input and feedback throughout the development of a Kingscliff Locality Plan.  


    A total of 13 people have been appointed to the combined Kingscliff Locality Plan reference panel, which will be chaired by Council's Senior Urban Designer, John Lynch.  

    Reference panel positions were filled according to the criteria advertised and listed in the Technical Review and Community Based Reference Panel charter documents.

    Two inception meetings were held on 15 and 22 July at the Kingscliff Sustainability Centre at which Council officers outlined the objective, scope and methodology of the locality planning process.

    During these meetings, reference panel members shared their backgrounds, experiences, expectations and ideas about the future opportunities and challenges facing the Kingscliff locality.

    Some of the key issues raised at these meetings included:

    • The importance of protecting and managing the natural environment including creeks, beaches and surrounding bushland areas;

    • The opportunity to enhance the Kingscliff community character and identity through appropriate land uses, design controls and rectifying the 'urban ugliness', particularly throughout the town centre;

    • The need to acknowledge the historic and cultural context and elements of the natural and built environment as an important part of future planning;

    • The opportunity to investigate alternate housing types, including those that incorporate access and universal design principles within the existing urban areas;

    • The need to address ongoing traffic and car parking issues, which are set to intensify with surrounding residential development release areas; and

    • The need to improve access to key amenity areas including public domain, beach and creek.

    A copy of the reference panel inception meeting presentation is provided here on Your Say Tweed for community reference.

    The reference panel is next scheduled to meet in early September, when it will review and provide feedback on key context and site analysis documents. 

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