As the last piece of large single ownership development land within Dee Why Town Centre, the proposed development is of strategic importance, and has the potential to contribute significantly to the character quality and function of the Town Centre.
Dickson Rothschild considered the site’s natural coastal beauty and casual lifestyle, social significance, ecological significance and key-site location within Dee Why Town Centre to develop a detailed site-specific Urban Design proposal. The proposal provides the desired community infrastructure, a sustainable strategy, retail and residential areas, as well as public domain and public art opportunities to activate the streets. Existing complex site issues including overland flow, an underground culvert and endangered ecological species within the culvert were all considered.
The proposed redevelopment of the site is comprised of two slim residential towers maximizing the stunning views to the coast while protecting solar access and amenity around the site. Through-site links for the existing shopping centres to the north and south create a stronger retail/commercial axis within the town centre. Together with Meriton’s new residential development on the other side of the road, the proposal could form a new community hub for the area.