Coastal & Country is an independent real estate agency and advisory business based in the Bay of Islands. We cover residential, rural lifestyle, horticulture, pastoral farming, commercial, tourism and specialised property categories and going concern businesses — and we strive to deliver a premium service and result for every client.

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Development Direction

Norwest in Sydney is a comprehensive mixed-use project that was initiated in 1987. The original master plan incorporated 378 hectares of land, and envisaged a regional retail centre, commercial and industrial sites, hotel sites, residential precincts, recreational, entertainment and civic amenities and a 20-year development life. Norwest was the first land development project in Australasia to make innovative use of a positive (as distinct from restrictive) land covenant—designed to manage ongoing development standards and estate management through compulsory membership of the Norwest Association. It has won numerous accolades, including runner-up in the prestigious International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) Master Plan category in 2007. Some 30 years after project initiation, Norwest is now home to 400+ companies and 25,000+ people. It is arguably Australasia’s most successful mixed-use urban development project.


  • Development direction.
  • Procurement of ECP and DCP approvals from Baulkham Hills Shire.
  • Development of the Norwest Association rules.
  • Coordination of infrastructure implementation.
  • Technical team appointment and coordination.
  • Preparation of individual and consolidated feasibility studies.
  • Preparation of funding proposals.
  • Development of marketing and business plans.
  • Promotion of the entire project and individual developments.
  • Reporting to the joint venture stakeholders.

North Sydney Brick & Tile (landowner), Chase Corporation (developer).

The immense success of Norwest is testament to the foresight of then North Sydney Brick & Tile Managing Director Doug Lancely who tragically died before seeing his and Chase’s shared vision realised.