Is this part of the community title planning proposal?

No. 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. The proposal seeks a neighbourhood community title scheme around the existing private education buildings comprising 33 lots with a minimum size of 250m². Each lot could have only one dwelling and the bulk of the land would be in shared ownership. 

The intention is more conventional governance – community title instead of the existing complicated trust and lease arrangement. The change would also provide flexibility with the existing buildings. Subject to development applications unitholders could be permitted to reside in their buildings. Currently these buildings are mostly only approved to house visitors for education purposes. 

The planning proposal has been exhibited by Byron Shire Council. If approved it would be sent for gazettal, which means the community title would become lawful. After that a DA could be lodged for the 33 lot community title “subdivision” approval.