On the beach side of Broken Head Road between Suffolk Park and Lennox Head lies the 111.2 hectare property commonly known as Linnaeus Estate. The property is predominantly within the Byron Shire and encompasses 1.5km of beach frontage, wetlands, coastal heath, littoral rainforest and coastal dunes which support a rich and healthy biodiversity.
Broken Head Coastal Foundation is the owner of the land as Trustee for an Ownership Trust. There are currently 18 private education buildings and two manager’s residences onsite. There is also a pool, tennis court, community centre and two other communal buildings. Existing approvals are in place for 13 more private education buildings.
The current building footprint across the site is 4088m2.
The land, like much of the Byron region, has a colourful history.
This application is separate to a planning proposal for community title from the Broken Head Coastal Foundation which has been endorsed by the Byron Shire Rural Land Use Strategy. That planning proposal, which has been in the public arena for around five years, has been granted Gateway Approval from the Department of Planning. Read more here.