Pete Evans spends $1.75million on Byron Bay estate


Disgraced chef Pete Evans and wife Nicola Robertson spend $1.75million on a Byron Bay estate with ‘completely sustainable living’


Disgraced former celebrity chef Pete Evans and his wife Nicola Robertson are expanding their Byron Bay holdings with a new purchase worth $1.75million.

The anti-vax couple bought an ‘ultra private’ 72-hectare holding in Byrrill Creek, right next to one of their previous buys, reports realestate.com.au.

The estate was marketed as having ‘completely sustainable living’ and features a farm with water tanks and solar panels.

Big spenders: Disgraced former celebrity chef Pete Evans and his wife Nicola Robertson are expanding their Byron Bay holdings with a new purchase worth $1.75million

Big spenders: Disgraced former celebrity chef Pete Evans and his wife Nicola Robertson are expanding their Byron Bay holdings with a new purchase worth $1.75million

The five-bedroom homestead features mountain views and a deck with a wooden hot tub.

Pete has been making the move towards a more sustainable, off-the-grid lifestyle in recent months.

A proposed $39million commune backed by the former celebrity chef was knocked back by a regional planning panel in August. 

Sprawling: The estate was marketing as having 'completely sustainable living', and features a farm with water tanks and solar panels

Sprawling: The estate was marketing as having ‘completely sustainable living’, and features a farm with water tanks and solar panels

The Nightcap on Minjungbal development was to have 392 homes over 21 lots on 1584.34 hectares of land on Mount Burrell in Tweed Shire, in northern NSW.

But it was refused on Wednesday by the Northern Regional Planning Panel, reports The Courier Mail.

The reasons for the rejection ‘included proposed land clearing with an estimated cost impact of $27million’, as well as excessive dwellings, impact on wildlife and ‘insufficient information’ in the application.

Plenty of room! The impressive homestead features five bedrooms

Plenty of room! The impressive homestead features five bedrooms 

Nice view! It also features incredible mountain views and a hot tub

Nice view! It also features incredible mountain views and a hot tub 

Despite arguing the development would bring a younger population looking for affordable housing to the area, the application was unanimously rejected by all members of the panel.

The proposal was first brought before Tweed Shire Council in January by NCV Enterprises Pty Ltd, which is directed by Helensvale resident Cherie Frances Stokes.

Evans, best known for his role on Seven’s My Kitchen Rules, as well as his debunked views on vaccines, has previously admitted to being ‘a part of’ the development, but maintains he did not create the project.

New beginning: Pete has been making the move towards a more sustainable, off-the-grid lifestyle in recent months

New beginning: Pete has been making the move towards a more sustainable, off-the-grid lifestyle in recent months

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