Bennett + Bennett are proud to announce the approval of the Sakya Pty Ltd, Nature-Based Tourism at 17 Estelle Rd, Currumbin Valley.
Sakya Pty Ltd, are a husband and wife team, Jin Xu and Mi Li who are passionate members of the community eager to share the love of life and the environment with the world.
The low impact Nature-Based Tourism use includes three tourist cabins (sleeping up to eight people), an Onsen, meditation hall, a workshop and gallery. The proposed use focuses on meditation and art/craft related activities such as carving, pottery, printing and painting
The core focus of the use is to help people reconnect/commune with nature, where ultimately each and every activity results in restrained and peaceful behaviour considerate of environmental values. Jin Xu and Mi Li are seeking to teach people to appreciate and encourage lifelong sustainable practices through this use.
The project team has worked hard to overcome the odds stacked against this proposal including strong opposition to deliver a truly special outcome that will set the tone on future sustainable tourist developments for the Gold Coast achieving many notable outcomes including:
- No clearing of native vegetation, with large areas of the site protected by an environmental covenant.
- The existing eroded waterway will be rehabilitated to a more sustainable natural feature.
- The proposed built form will be handcrafted by a skilled craftsman trained in traditional Japanese carpentry to create a truly high quality of character/amenity.
We look forward to the completion of the first stage and the joy and contentment this development will bring to peoples lives.