Project: Kings Forest NSW Development
Client: Leda Developments
Kings Forest is located on the Tweed Coast Road, NSW adjacent to the recently completed beachside suburb of Casuarina, near Kingscliff, some 15 minutes from the Gold Coast airport.
The Kings Forest development is going to be one of the largest projects for new housing and employment in the Tweed region’s history, with plans to develop a massive 4,500 home suburb, alongside a health precinct, town centre, sporting fields and schools. The new suburb will also include dedicated bus routes, kilometres of walking and cycle paths, an additional 24,000 new koala trees planted in the area and substantial funds committed to koala conservation to ensure the koala population is maintained.
The development is expected to create thousands of new jobs locally and contribute up to $6billion to the local economy in the next 10-20 years. Local farmers and councillors support the development as the best option for preserving the region’s farmland of the Cudgen plateau.
Kings Forest was first zoned for urban purposes in 1989. In August 2010, the State issued a Part 3A Concept Plan Approval (CP06_318) providing for:
- 4,500 residential allotments
- Town centre
- Employment lands
- State school sites
- Sporting and recreational amenities
- Environmental lands
In August 2013, the State issued a Project Approval for Stage 1 (MP08_0194) of the development comprising:
- Subdivision of Precinct 5 into 376 residential allotments
- Bulk Earthworks over most of the site
- A petrol station and food and beverage facilities in Precinct 1
- Major roadworks including the new intersection on Tweed Coast Road and the construction of the 4 lane Kings Forest parkway
The development has been granted Stage Significant Development status. A mix of allotments/lots provides for affordable housing product and will assist in addressing the critical shortage of residential land in the Tweed and North Coast Region. Stage 1 of the Project has commenced.
MDA Consulting Engineers provided Electrical, URD and NBN Services for the project.
- Tweed Coast Road Intersection
- Depot Road Closure
- Kings Forest Parkway
- Master Plan
- Service Station
- Precinct 5, Stage 1-3 (376 residential lots)
- 33kV Zone Substation