Substantial Beachside Development Opportunity

113 Arlington Esplanade, Clifton Beach, Queensland 4879

Land For Sale

Land Area: 2.56 Hectares.    


"113 Arlington Esplanade" represents one of the last substantial direct beachfront access sites in the Cairns northern beaches.

The subject property is an easy 20* minute drive North of the Cairns International Airport, and is located in one of the premiere residential beach suburbs of Cairns - Clifton Beach, which is just 5* minutes from the tourist-mecca of Palm Cove, and no more than 45* minutes to Port Douglas.

The site has frontage onto Arlington Esplanade foreshore with secondary street frontages onto Yule Avenue and Euston Close, just one street back. This vacant site is built up above street level and is free of vegetation within developable areas.

This unique land holding represents an optimal development site, comprises two separate parcels totalling 2.188ha*, with combined zoning incorporating “Tourist Accommodation” and “Medium Density Residential”.

Providing for development densities of up to 400 persons per hectare; there are options for a mix of future uses (subject to approval), including hotel/resort, holiday and residential apartments, as well as villas and residential homes, some benefiting from coastal and ocean aspects.

Physically the land retains a natural watercourse which winds through the property and is covered by an easement to protect the water course for drainage purposes. This easement area is substantially forested and provides a buffer to development as well as an ideal backdrop for outdoor usage areas within the development. A council approved private pedestrian bridge, which has also been constructed across the watercourse and provides for additional amenity to the site and also allows for direct access to the esplanade beachfront. The status of the watercourse easement also allows for it to be included in open space contribution calculations when determining and master-planning yield on the site.

Property Highlights:
• Total area of 2.188Ha*
• Fronting the beachfront esplanade
• 3 street access points
• Maximum density (400ppl/ha) zoning
• Close to major conveniences

Clifton Beach is primarily a residential area with traditional housing subdivisions and established apartment complexes, a shopping centre and a number of restaurants.

The Clifton Village Shopping Centre’s long list of tenants include major retailers Coles, Target Country, Terry White Chemist, Australia Post, Brumby’s Bakery and Liquorland, in addition to a local butcher, fruit & vegetables supplier, newsagency, hair & nail salon, and a littering of cafés and restaurants. A family medical centre, optometrist, physiotherapist and a pathology centre are also located within the complex.

The higher density designation of the site allows for 113 Arlington Esplanade to become a major destination in the Clifton Beach area and presents a rare landmark development opportunity in this growing market.

To secure more detailed information or to discuss the opportunity, contact the marketing agent Jay Beattie today.


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  • Tourist/Residential development site
  • 2.56 ha over three titles
  • Multiple Street frontages
  • Architectural Concepts for a 300+ Apartments
  • Infill site in an Established Residential area
  • 20 Min to International Airport
  • 10 Minutes to proposed AQUIS development
  • 10 Min to James Cook University
  • 5 Min to Paradise Palms Golf Course

Sale Areas

Area Size
Land Area 2.56ha


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