Ridgeside Lane offers a unique opportunity to provide a mixed use development that promotes:

  • Sustainability, inclusiveness and liveability

  • Investment opportunities by attracting mainland capital

  • Economic growth, job creation and upskilling of the workforce

  • Potential partnerships with local and state government, investors, tourism providers, and educators

  • Housing diversity for all life stages including seniors living

  • Expanded tourism experiences using Evandale as a ‘gateway’ destination

  • Building design which respects the heritage integrity of the Evandale township

  • Uses which compliment, but not detract from the existing township

Residential including rural, standard, retirement and aged care, NDIS accommodation and affordable housing
Tourism activities which build on Ridgeside's competitive advantages
Commercial and retail facilities

In considering the future development of Ridgeside Lane, it is critical that best practice planning, urban design and community development principles are adopted. Principles of particular relevance for Ridgeside Lane are detailed here:

  • Evidence Based Planning

  • Create Communities not Housing Estates

  • Building Safe Communities

  • Creating Diverse Communities

  • Creating Healthy Communities

  • Water Sensitive Urban Design

  • Maximise Local Employment

  • Creating Compact and Mixed Use Town and Neighbourhood Centres

  • Integrating Transport Systems

  • Infrastructure Cost Sharing and Multiple Use Facilities

  • Enhance and Respect Local Landscape and Cultural Values

  • Maximising Housing Affordability

  • Maximise Opportunities for ‘Ageing in Place’

  • Create Legible Streets

  • Solar Passive Design

  • Create Accessible and Connected Communities