Byron Shire’s community with heart, Tallowood Ridge in Mullumbimby, has just released Stage 3B of the immensely popular neighbourhood and two lots have sold in the first week.
“Of course we have been thrilled with the response to Tallowood Ridge” said John Bennett, one of the collective of owners. “Pushing forward the release of Stage 3B to meet demand has been a great thing to be able to do. It’s quite remarkable to watch this community unfolding, what continually blows us away is the ownership and commitment of the residents to Tallowood.
“They have been instrumental in setting up community gardens, working with Council and each other. One family built a fabulous treehouse in one of the reserve areas. It’s used by lots of different families and is always a hub of activity”.
There are now 11 home sites available, priced from $224,000 for a near level 450sqm site on a quiet street facing north, to $298,000 for a 560sqm site in a premium position with frontage to both creek and nature reserve. The back yards of the new home sites in Stage 3B face the morning sun and this is the very first opportunity to buy creek frontage within Tallowood Ridge. Twenty metres on either side of the creek is being rehabilitated into nature reserve.
Only 42% of the 145 acre site will be developed for housing. The majority of the site, 84 acres, is being set aside in perpetuity for environmental protection, parks and recreation areas.
Tallowood Ridge is working closely with Wetland Care, who provide restoration, rehabilitation and monitoring services for the community. Work undertaken this year includes planting five thousand native species, erosion and weed control. Tallowood Ridge has been divided into ten management zones set aside for environmental restoration and rehabilitation, which are linked to particular stages of the development.
Granny flats and pets are both welcome at Tallowood Ridge, which offers full NBN coverage to all home sites.
“The houses being built reflect a very high standard” said John Bennett. “We are very pleased to be getting feedback that the quality of housing has improved considerably”.
Left Bank Road, Mullumbimby. www.tallowoodridge.com