Three CapesGuided Walk Experience
ERA were engaged by the Tasmanian Walking Company to facilitate the development approval for the establishment of a guided walk on the Three Capes Track – a 4 day – 3 night experience. Two lodge sites were proposed that include a number of facilities including a communal lounge, dining and kitchen area, outdoor deck area, amenities including toilets, showers and basins and separate sleeping rooms that accommodate 2 guests each.
The proposal required approval through the Parks and Wildlife Service land owner consent process – known as a reserve Activity Assessment (RAA) and a planning permit was also required from Tasman Council. There were a significant number of constraints for the development of the sites such as environmental values within the Tasman National Park, the management of waste water (both grey and black), the management of stormwater, bushfire hazard management (inclusive of emergency management), visual impact and construction management regimes and protocols all need to be considered at the development approval stage.
ERA facilitated the approvals through the RAA process and the development application through Council. ERA also assisted with the resolution of conditions of approval and the project management of the building and plumbing permit stage.
ERA is currently supporting the proponent in the completion stage ensuring that the development meets all of the conditions set out in the planning permit, the permit issued for the RAA and the lease conditions.