Unit block for students

TWEED Shire councillors have given the nod to a six-storey block of 50 home units and shops in Boyd Street, Tweed Heads.

Council planners said the proposed units would be aimed at students attending Southern Cross University.

The block would comprise 50 one-bedroom units, commercial premises and common community space, and be built over two allotments in Boyd Street.

Car parking would be provided on two basement levels, with access from Boyd Street.

A report by the planners said, “A total of 75 car spaces are proposed, with 10 residential spaces, nine commercial spaces, 13 visitor spaces, a loading bay and two car-wash bays on basement level one.

“The second basement level comprises 40 residential spaces.”

The report said the ground level would have commercial space, two common community areas for use by residents only and a plaza/foyer area.

A pool for residents would be incorporated in a landscaped area at the rear of the property.

The report said that as the surrounding area was “redeveloped and changed character, the proposed development was expected to be of similar character to the surrounding locality”.

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