Up-market Byron Shire land offers the best of both worlds
By SAMANTHA TURNBULL
IT'S TAKEN six years, but some of the Far North Coast's most sought-after land has finally been released.
Almost 40 hectares of land off the Coast Road at Broken Head is being subdivided into 12 blocks.
The blocks range in size from 2500sqm to 6870sqm, and are priced between $425,000 and $700,000.
Most of the blocks have been listed for sale between $500,000 and $580,000.
The site was originally part of a dairy farm and was bought by its current owners, a family who wishes to remain anonymous, seven years ago.
When the family purchased the land it was listed in the Byron Shire Council's Rural Residential Strategy, however, it has taken six years for it to be approved for subdivision.
Since its release, LJ Hooker sales director Sharon McInnes said the land had attracted a lot of buyer interest.
And while the blocks don't have ocean views or direct beach access, she said it was the rural setting, minutes from the beach and Byron Bay central business district, that made the location so appealing.
LJ Hooker Byron Bay principal Tony Farrell said the community title subdivision would eventually become an up-market estate with an environmentally friendly emphasis.
The main entrance will be built on the eastern side of the road near the Broken Head Hall.
"No cats or dogs will be allowed because it is a community title subdivision and there will be a straightforward community neighbourhood management statement," he said.
"There will on-site sewage treatment and each house will need to adhere to solar ratings and archi- tectural approval which means, basically, you won't see any standard brick and tile AV Jenningstype homes in there."
Mr Farrell also said anyone genuinely interested in the land should get in quickly, because rural subdivisions were becoming increasingly scarce.
"You don't see many of these rural subdivisions any more," he said.
"Especially in locations like this where you have the best of so many worlds ? a rural lifestyle so close to the beach and town."
To inspect the blocks phone LJ Hooker Byron Bay on 6685 7300.