Gateway granted to rezone a large area of Warnervale

Lee ShearerLee Shearer

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) has approved a Gateway application to rezone land that could see an extra 186 homes on land near Warnervale Rd and Virginia Rd in Warnervale.
The proposed rezoning, will be for land at 15 to 35 Warnervale Rd and 95 to 105, and 107 to 171 Virginia Rd in Warnervale.
The proposal will increase the mix of housing types, including stand-alone, semi-attached, dual occupancies and smaller lots, to improve housing diversity.
According to the DPE, the plan will also provide more parkland in the area.
The proposal includes a centrally-located 3.2ha parkland.
Central Coast Coordinator General, Ms Lee Shearer, said increasing tree canopy and parkland and in growing areas such as the Central Coast, were priorities for DPE.
“This plan includes parkland and open space for growing communities; that’s what people want alongside new homes,” Ms Shearer said.
“Having a diversity of housing is vital,” she said.
“The Central Coast is a dynamic region with a fast-growing population, so opportunities like this to provide a variety of housing sizes and types to cater for the different needs of people coming into the area is important.
“The Warnervale area is identified in the Central Coast Regional Plan 2036 as being within one of the region’s key growth corridors, so it is essential that we work hard to pave the way for developments that are sustainable, and cater for the changing needs of future generations.”
The next steps will involve Central Coast Council undertaking further investigations into the potential impacts on transport, Aboriginal heritage and infrastructure on the land.
Feedback will also be sought from government agencies and other organisations before the proposal is publicly exhibited.

Media release, Oct 27
Lee Shearer, NSW Department of Planning and Environment