|Title||Port Boston Case Study|
|Publication Type||Case Study|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Haward M., O'Toole K.|
|Keywords||eco-residential development, Port Boston, South Australia|
Local councils are under pressure to maintain community services and a population base necessary for economic development. These pressures are more acute for regional councils (Wild River 2006). New property developments situated in desirable coastal areas, following the ‘sea change’ phenomena, are one way of meeting these objectives (Burnley and Murphy, 2004). Point Boston, on the Eyre Peninsula serves as such an example. In the 1990s through a local government Development Plan Amendment, Point Boston was zoned to allow rural ‘lifestyle’ development. However, little development occurred during this period. In the early 2000s three Point Boston landholders (famers) formed a partnership with an Adelaide based property developer, John Culshaw of Pentroth Pty Ltd. In 2001, this group contacted the District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula (DCLE) with a new residential proposal. This proposal was for a concentrated holiday and tourist accommodation at the coast. It included a requirement to conserve existing native vegetation across the peninsula.