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Client: City of Greater Geraldton

Size of Development: 7.7 hectares

Location: Cape Burney, Mid West WA


Rowe Group was appointed by the City of Greater Geraldton (then the City of Geraldton-Greenough) to prepare a Concept Plan to explore development options for Lot 200 Greenough Rover Road, for the purposes of a mixed use precinct comprising tourism, residential and recreation uses.

The design outcomes were tested through feasibility analysis to deliver a final development concept which informed the subsequent Scheme Amendment and Outline Development Plan approvals. The Concept Plan was designed with a strong focus on the revegetation and preservation of the riverine foreshore, and enhancement of current facilities. The project also involved thorough environmental assessment and modelling to ensure that the proposed development was set back accordingly and levels were appropriate for riverine foreshore flooding and storm surge scenarios due to the proximity to the Greenough River mouth and Ocean.

The Concept Plan also retains the leasehold cottages and Rowing Club building whilst creating additional tourist accommodation and residential uses, a café / restaurant as well as recreation areas.

To support the Scheme Amendment and Concept Plan, Rowe Group undertook the coordination of a multi-disciplinary project team to investigate the site capability and design constraints. These investigations included;

  • Aboriginal Heritage
  • Vegetation, Flora and Fauna
  • Coastal Setback
  • Riverine Setback
  • Local Water Management Strategy
  • Geotechnical Investigation
  • Infrastructure Due Diligence
  • Landscape Strategy and Concept Plan.

Further feasibility studies have been undertaken by Rowe Group to assist the CGG in making an informed decision as the best way forward in the physical development of the site and anticipated costs. This task comprised 5 different options for the CGG which involved different costs and timeframe structures.