here for an overview document of
Gales vision for its
landholding focuses on a balanced approach to developing a range of civic,
commercial, retail, residential, recreational and environmental projects.
Gales land has been identified by Council and others for a District and Bulky
Goods Centre at Chinderah, extensive open space and recreation, high density
residential development, critical road networks including direct road access
to Kingscliff, regional sports fields, significant
sand resource as well as community services and facilities. Each of
these elements is discussed below.
Structure Plan for Gales-Kingscliff
Balanced development is
underpinned with a carefully prepared structure plan.
“The identified Structure Plan for West Kingscliff provides locational
opportunities for a major hospital, major recreational facilities, a major
passive park, cinemas, commercial and retail uses, community facilities and
all the needs of the region of Tweed Shire south of the Tweed River.” Ingham
Planning 12/2003, presented to DIPNR.
here a full size version of Gales
Structure Plan (November 2007).
Structure Plan developed by Gales-Kingscliff
showing the District Centre at Chinderah, bulky goods
and commercial, residential land, extensive open space and recreational land
and habitat protection.
Gales have developed the
Structure Plan above over many years, involving eminent town planner Neil
Ingham of Ingham Planning, architect Keith Cottier of Alan Jack & Cottier,
as well as expert consultants in ecology, retail, hydrology, traffic
engineering and many others fields.
The Structure Plan takes into account all known constraints and current
planning controls and includes:
(subregional) Centre at Chinderah
mixed-use town centre including higher order retail, bulky
goods, commercial, community and recreational services and facilities,
including supermarkets, discount department stores, offices, cinema,
library, government buildings and community centre.
class contemporary planning and urban design principles
to deliver highly a highly accessible, functional and active town centre,
with integrated open space and transport networks.
viable location due to highly accessible location at
junction of Pacific Highway and Tweed Coast Road.
traffic in nearby residential streets at Kingscliff and on
Pacific Highway heading north to access higher order services at Tweed
Heads, reduced traffic on Sexton Hill.
community support for a new District Centre at Chinderah
(survey carried out in July 2006 showed that over 85% of Tweed Coast
residents support a new District Centre at Chinderah).
full time jobs and a further 2,500 indirect jobs at
completion (10-15 years).
Tweed Coast Centre town square, open air
cafes and resturants, shopping, entertainment, community, medical facilities
and bulky goods
2. Extensive Open
Space and Recreation
casual open space and parks in urban residential areas, linked by
transport networks (roads, footpaths).
roadways and waterways.
sports fields and cycleways.
- Recreation facilities
and clubs, including recreational lake, sports fields, health club and
gym, tennis club, indoor pool and equestrian centre.
here for a full
size version of Gales Recreation Structure Plan.
Gales plans for recreation facilities, including
recreational lake, sports fields, health club and gym,
tennis club, indoor pool and equestrian centre.