Gosford Council has granted a deferred commencement consent for a development application to erect a 24/7 relocatable diner near the Gosford Boat Ramp on the Gosford Waterfront.
The applicant will need to satisfy a number of conditions within the next six months before the development consent (subject to a number of other conditions) becomes operative. The decision was not a unanimous one with Crs Deanna Bocking, Hillary Morris and Vicki Scott all in opposition. Cr Scott said while she was all for development on the Gosford Waterfront, “I’m not sure this is the development I want to kick it all off if this is the standard we’re starting with”. Cr Gabby Bowles however, said that while this proposal was “very, very different, different doesn’t mean bad”. “I think it’s a positive step forward, it may just be a pie shop but what is more Aussie than a pie? “I certainly don’t think it is the horrific eyesore that people think it may be,” said Cr Bowles. Council has received a number of public submissions in objection to the proposal in regard to: the location of the proposed development; neon signs; a lack of need for the facility; parking problems; rubbish and unsightly mess; and an inconsistency with the Gosford City Centre Masterplan.
Gosford Council Agenda
GOV.55, 9 Sep 2014
Kaitlin Watts, 9 Sep 2014