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Architectural plans for the $79.7 million, staged 216 lot manufactured home estate and community facilities on Carrs Drive, Yamba, that is currently on public exhibition with Clarence Valley Council. image: CVC

$79.7m 216 lot Clifton DA relodged

Rodney Stevens


A development application DA2023/0241 for a $79.7 million staged 216 lot manufactured home estate on Carrs Drive, Yamba, that has been revised and relodged with Clarence Valley Council is currently on public exhibition.

The proposed stage 2 development is located on the western side of Carrs Drive, next to stage 1 of Clifton’s development, an approved 197 lot manufactured housing estate.

The development is proposed to be constructed in 13 stages and will include 216 dwelling sites, a community building with a lounge, library, cinema, craft room, games room, gym, and multi-purpose spaces, 50 visitor car parks and vehicle wash down bay, swimming pool, bowling green, croquet lawn, and 24 RV storage spaces.

The proposal covers 10.06 hectares of the 17.68-hectare site, while the community facilities will take up 34 per-cent of the development footprint, or 34,070 square metres.

The development application will be determined by the five person Northern Regional Joint Regional Planning Panel, which council has two representatives on.

Developer Clifton Yamba Land Pty Ltd originally lodged the DA for the 216 lot manufactured home estate and communal facilities at 110 to 120 Carrs Drive with council on May 16, 2023, and following preliminary assessment by the DA was amended by the developer.

Amendments to the DA listed on the Statement of Environmental Effects supplied to council were:

Increasing the level of fill by approximately 1 metre so the finished surface level of dwelling sites is 3.5 metres AHD.

Amending the stormwater drainage strategy to reflect the increase in fill.

Removal of all fill and excavation works from the existing stream.

Amendments to the internal layout of the club house, relocating the terrace area to overlook the bowling green, modifying the roof form, and raising the final floor level by 1.1 metres to more than 4.1 metres.

Minor layout and adjustments to sites 1 to 7 and 11.

The addition of the proposed Carrs Drive shared path, plus an additional landscape plan showing trails and node locations.

The Biodiversity Development Assessment Report confirms the proposal will remove 8.3 hectares of native vegetation, mostly Paperbark swamp forest and Swamp Oak forest.

The DA is on public exhibition until 4pm on April 15 and submissions from the public are invited.

Council will not consider anonymous submissions, all submissions are considered public documents and any submissions against the proposal must include the grounds for objection.

To lodge a submission visit and click on the make a submission button.