Mountainside, Jindabyne

Master planning a multi-precinct residential estate for an exceptional, yet challenging site in the Snowy Mountains Region — one of Australia's premier destinations.

Jindabyne West, NSW
2021 - ongoing
Key services
Master Planning
Urban Design
Design Guidelines & Frameworks
Design Review & Coordination
Built Form Development Studies
Cia Landscapes and Colour
Robert Staples Associates
Project type
New Communities

Place Logic was engaged by Australian Land Co. in 2021 to develop a Master Plan for a prominent 37-hectare site in West Jindabyne and part of the Special Activation Precinct for the Snowy Mountains Region.

The steep site with over 75m elevation poses many challenges and opportunities for bespoke site responsive urban design, engineering and landscape design.

Our urban design and landscape architecture team are working with a collaborative team of experts in their field to deliver an exceptional new urban precinct that is uniquely appropriate to Jindabyne in terms of its response to the site and connection to its surrounds — perfectly attuned to summer and winter lifestyles.

As part of the greater project effort, Place Logic is developing Mountainside Design Guidelines for each precinct and stage of residential release. These Guidelines ensure that the built environment is developed cohesively and integrates well with the landscape, views and solar access.

"The Guidelines are a key initiative to help provide investors peace-of-mind by ensuring appropriate and sensitive design outcomes, accommodating creativity and individuality and guiding owners through Council provisions and submission processes." — Australian Land Co.

Along with Design Guidelines, Place Logic have also conducted multi-unit typology studies to provide recommendations on how to achieve optimal multi-dwelling development outcomes for the site in response to the challenges posed by the steep slope.

The master plan will deliver high quality open space parks and an integrated movement network, providing opportunity for recreation, active travel, connection to nature and unobstructed views to Mount Kosciuszko, Lake Jindabyne and the surrounding landscape.

The first stage of Mountainside is currently under DA assessment, with Place Logic's Landscape team commencing detail design.

Site photos: Mountainside
Other imagery: Place Logic