Black Point - An innovative freeholding scheme of some 150 north-facing beach shacks on South Australia's Yorke Peninsula .

Our vision for Black Point was to facilitate and develop over 200 allotments with 150 allocated for shack relocation purposes – including construction of a private water supply, common effluent scheme, major public open space and new road and storm-water works – always respectful of the cultural heritage of the Narungga community.

Our Challenge

Our challenge was to progress this complex ownership project which involved lengthy negotiation of shack free-holding arrangements with the approval of the shack-owner community and the Narungga Aboriginal Heritage Committee.

Our solution

Our solution included the provision of water supply and common effluent treatment which was critical in the facilitation of the free holding arrangements. Innovative technology and engineering practices used at Black Point are now well recognised and supported by the relevant approving authorities.

Fast Facts

Size: Over 200 allotments with 150 allocated for shack relocation purposes.
Key Achievement: The first free holding proposal established after the Government’s shack free holding decision in 1994, Black Point remains the largest scheme and probably the most complex shack re-development undertaken in South Australia.
Key Features: North facing beach with outlook over the Gulf of St Vincent, pristine and undisturbed beach, unique environment where shallow reef is exposed daily, prefect for raking Blue Swimmer Crabs or diving for scallops.

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