Concept Design and Site Master Planning

Concept Design and Site Master Planning defines a proposed design strategy and broad outcome for the proposed development site. It seeks to explore the opportunities possible to achieve the client’s overall vision for the site, brief and budget whilst addressing the site’s physical constraints and statutory and other requirements.

Concept Design and Site Master Planning involves extensive client discussions about the project, undertaking a detailed site analysis, preparing sketch designs (which are working drawings that explore a variety of arrangements and scenarios) and presentation of a preferred design solution together with our clients.  This usually takes the form of plans or drawings and sometimes includes design strategy reports if required.  Depending upon the type of project (e.g. subdivision, private dwelling, streetscape) the concept plan may show the locations of certain uses, access points and circulation routes, pavement and other surface finishes, critical design levels and proposals for plant species and materials to be used.

This plan can be detailed to a level suitable for lodgement with a development application or used as a master plan to guide construction of landscape works by a skilled contractor.

Some recent or significant examples include:

  • Wollongbar District Parklands

  • Bayshore Drive Pocket Park

  • Mullumbimby Off-Leash Dog Park

  • Lake Ainsworth Recreation Precinct
  • Lennox Head Village Centre Upgrade (in collaboration with Ballina Shire Council)
  • East Ballina Cemetery expansion
  • Kings Court Reserve Parklands (including exploration of a water park concept)
  • Clark Street industrial and mixed use precinct, Ballina
  • Kadina Park (Neighbourhood Park) Renovation, Goonellabah
  • Investigations for rural residential land uses at Byron Bay and Tyagarah
  • South Byron Sewage Treatment Plant site master plan options (with GHD)
  • Site planning investigations for incorporation of tourist cabins at the Byron Bay Bowling club
  • Alstonville Cemetery niche, youth and pre-term baby areas
  • Residence for children with special needs, Lennox Head
  • Nesbit Park, East Lismore (Playground and Sporting Precinct)
Services - Concept and Master Planning