Developer seeks amendment to JRPP approval

An aerial view of the subject site at John Whiteway drive, Gosofrd An aerial view of the subject site at John Whiteway drive, Gosofrd

A $24.6m residential flat building at 70 John Whiteway Dve, Gosford, approved by the Joint Regional Planning Panel in 2017, is now the subject of a Section 4.55 amendment.

The applicant is seeking to increase the number of units in the four-to-five storey building from 66 to 72, increase the number of car parking spaces, and decrease the height of the development by 400mm. The mix of units that would be made available in the building, if the amendments were approved, would be nine one-bedroom units, 42 two bedroom units and 21 three bedroom units. Available basement parking spaces would increase from 76 to 102, including 11 accessible spaces.

The applicant also wants to relocate communal open space to the rooftop of the building, believing the proposed amendments would give “overall improvement in solar access for future residents and neighbouring development”. This development site was created as part of a 2004 subdivision, and it is now located at the north-eastern end of the four residential flat buildings commonly known as The Sanctuary. The subject site is currently vacant and largely vegetated, according to a Statement of Environmental Effects (SEE) submitted in support of the application to amend the JRPP’s consent.

Source: DA47044/2015, May 23 Gosford DA Tracker, Central Coast Council