Development application covering the former Masters’ hardware site lodged

Proposed fl oor plan for bulky goods retailers in the former Masters’ Centre at West GosfordProposed fl oor plan for bulky goods retailers in the former Masters’ Centre at West Gosford

The Home Consortium Group has lodged a development application covering the former Masters’ hardware centre.

The DA will not be able to be approved by Central Coast Council until the planning proposal that was endorsed by Council on July 9 is finalised. The Masters’ section of the Riverside site has a primary frontage to Manns Rd to the west, with vehicular access available from Manns Rd, and a series of internal access roads known as Oak Haven Cl. The former Masters, Centre has a gross fl oor area of 13,398 square metres and 347 parking spaces at grade. The Council-endorsed planning proposal will allow for an increase in the bulky goods floor area on the site from 10,700 square metres to 32, 870 square metres.

“It is understood the proposal is yet to be gazetted, however, we request Council commence assessment of this application on the basis of Council’s endorsement of the Planning Proposal on July 9,”

a Statement of Environmental Effects (SEE) lodged in support of the DA said. “This application seeks consent for change of use of the approved Hardware and Building Supply Premises to a bulky Goods Premises,” the SEE said. “All tenancies on the ground floor of the centre are proposed as bulky goods with the exception of the approved café, which will remain as an ancillary café. “Future fi tout will be addressed on a tenancy basis, once tenants are finalised, and subject to the relevant approvals.” According to the SEE, minor alterations are proposed to the northern and eastern façade, including a new glazed airlock entry and shopfront, new glazed openings in existing tilt panels, removal of roller shutter door and replacement with a new glazed suite and new concrete threshold ramp to the glazed door. According to the applicant, the development is compliant with all local planning controls.

Source: DA54925/2018, Aug 3 Gosford DA Tracker, Central Coast Council

Some of our past stories about the Masters Hardware site:

Riverside site, incl “Masters”, to triple its maximum floor area

Proposal to reactivate the Masters hardware