The Big Banana / Summit Development

Resource Design & Management (RDM) were engaged by the Village Building Company to assist in the ongoing development of the Big Banana and the Summit residential precincts. The two sites became one under a large master planned community titles scheme focusing on the development of the site for tourism and residential development.

The Project

The overall site covers an area of around 32 hectares and is located on a prominent ridgeline on the northern side of Coffs Harbour with expansive ocean views overlooking the Jetty area and the Solitary Islands and nearby coastline.  Belonging to one large master planned community titles scheme added another level of complexity to the ongoing development of the site in respect of its management and evolving development form.

RDM was required to review the current development concept which comprised extensively of townhouse and unit development as well as developing new tourists attractions more in line with current market trends.

In consultation with the client and others, a market review indicated a need to offer alternative building solutions and to consider land subdivision of parts of the site.  As a result, RDM provided project management, planning and surveying services for a number of developments within the overall site including the following amongst others:

  • Excision of Development Lots
  • Development of the Aspect residential subdivision
  • Ongoing development of the Summit integrated housing development
  • The Big Banana Water Slide
  • West Korora Road land subdivision
  • Tourist Signage
  • Rezoning of the Restaurant site
  • Ongoing Strategic Development Advice.

RDM continues to be intimately involved with the client in developing the strategic direction and delivery of the project which is an internationally recognised and renowned tourist attraction.

RDM is proud to contribute its specialist skills in project management, planning and surveying for the ongoing development of The Summit, as well as the development and success of the Big Banana, one of Australia’s most iconic tourist attractions.

Click here for Project Sheet – The Big Banana and Summit Development