Tyagarah Development Site
There was a rumour circulating that the Byron Bluesfest site was for sale. Not true. The property that is actually for sale is 86 hectares at the address of 29 Buckley’s Road, Tyagarah. Close but the the Blues fest.
This land is at the end of Gray’s Lane, Tyagarah. Subject to council approval the potential rezoning of the land could include 350 house sites. The Hunter family who own the site, are looking for in the region of $150 million. Also subject to Council approval, rumour has it, the development will be seeking an extension of the solar train from Elements Resort through to this site.
Ti Tree Lakes
Speaking of that end of Gray’s Lane, the ti tree lakes on the other side of this development site has been in the news again. Previous readers may remember my recent rant about inappropriate behaviour in this part of town. Sections of the beach and lakes have become havens for unsavoury male sexual behaviour. On a weekday during August, a 53-year-old male from Manly Qld, was arrested for indecently assaulting a 28-year-old international visitor. My personal opinion is that this kind of activity will increase until we, the community as a whole, reclaim it.
Lot 25 William Flick Lane
Trivia quiz! Mega prizes to anyone who knows where William Flick Lane is! Well, its the road running between the Ewingsdale Hall and the cement works. Lot 25 is 2.41 acres between WFL and the highway – diagonally opposite The Farm. This is an interesting block of land currently listed for auction and approved for commercial development.
The owner of the site is looking for an “appropriate” buyer to assist with Byron-style entry development – who also hap[pens to have $2M. An inappropriate Byron-style development would be a multinational food chain, and a few have had their “high fat, high sugar” eyes on it. The owner, to his credit, is willing to work with a suitable buyer. A night food market has been voiced as an interesting option.
Who was William Flick?
Mr William Flick was a well known and respected local resident in the early 1900s. He was mainly responsible for managing the church, built in 1908, and Ewingsdale hall and during the 1900’s contributed to local businesses and politics. His biggest claim to fame was to the world of pest control, where in 1937 he developed a “secret” batch of chemicals which he patented to rid homes of termites. A common commercial refrain in Australian ads was “one Flick and they’re gone” advertising slogan. Also known as a good woodchopper and all-round nice bloke. The community salutes you, Mr Flick.
The Rail Yard
As you know, Council is looking for people to come up with affordable housing options. One that is already in the pipeline is the Rail Yard in Mullumbimby. This is another Koho Housing venture by the Kollective. There are ones in Byron Bay already. This one is to be on Council owned land south of the council chambers car park. Small 2 bedroom units will be available for $399,000. There is an info night to be held at the Mullum Civic Centre on September 28th 6.30 – 7.30.
111 Coorabell Road, Federal
Duncan Lorimer from Elders Bangalow is taking a classic Queenslander style mansion to auction on 14th October. The property has 6 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3 car spaces. It is on 49 acres and fronts Wilsons Creek with some of the best swimming holes in the shire. Expected to go over $3M.
Byron Bay Vacant Land
Demand for good building sites is still high. Here are two vacant land sites with high asking prices but will probably find buyers:
42 Massinger Street, Byron Bay
This is a vacant block of land between the Top Shop and the beach. Listed by Liam Annesley at LJ Hooker and expecting over $1.2M. The block is 570 m2 and a short walk to town and Main Beach.
Lot 272 Muli Place Suffolk Park
This is one of the few vacant high blocks left in Byron. It is 870 m2 and has ocean views. Listed for $795,000 with Vicky Innes at Byron Bay Property Sales.
Byron Bay Luxury X 2
1. Vicky Innes from Byron Bay Property Sales has also listed one of the most prestigious, up-market residences ever presented in Byron. It’s on 20 acres in a private little valley only 5 minutes from the centre of Byron. This place needs to be seen to be believed. Its a once off and expected over $6M.
2. Kooreelah is listed with Unique Estates, Gary Brazenor. This property has been on the market for some time. Its at the end of Skinners Shoot Road on 10 acres. The renovated 1905 farmhouse has a perfect north aspect over a pool and rural land and only a few minutes to town. Over $4.5M