Cox’s Rest was a nature based eco-tourist retreat fronting the Coxs River in the picturesque Megalong Valley, in the Blue Mountains.  On a visually sensitive and highly degraded site, Arterra worked closely with the Client and Blue Mountains City Council to prepare a Master Plan and set of design principles for the restoration and development of a low-key retreat on this 190 hectare site.  Arterra's reports outlined ways to transform the significantly degraded farmland into a showcase of environmentally sustainable design solutions, incorporating a small number of self-contained accommodation units and a conference centre within a setting of wildlife protection and bush regeneration.

Cox’s Rest Retreat Master Plan, Megalong Valley



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Tier Consulting / Oz Naturally



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