Twin tower residential buildings proposed for Wyong

One of the properties in Wyong that is subject of the development application. Image: Google MapsOne of the properties in Wyong that is subject of the development application. Image: Google Maps

A $10m application has been received by Central Coast Council to develop a residential flat building at 17 to 19 Warner Ave and 30 Leppington St, Wyong.

The proposal is for two, four-storey residential buildings, with underground car parking, according to a Statement of Environmental Effects (SEE) supporting the proposal. The 2,660 square metre site is a corner lot on the southern side of Warner Ave and the western side of Leppington St. It is zoned R3 Medium Density Residential, and the flat building would be permissible with Council consent.

The 28 units would include 24 with two bedrooms and four with three-bedrooms. The proposal includes 42 car parking spaces, including four disabled, with access from Leppington St, open space between the two buildings and a rooftop terrace. The proposal is not compliant with the building height of 13 metres in WLEP 2013 and exceeds it by 6.9 per cent. The maximum floor space ratio permitted under WLEP is 0.9 to 1, but the proposal has a floor space ratio of 1:1.

However it is located in an area that permits a 12.5 per cent increase for a building with an area of more than 2,500 square metres, but less than 3,000 square metres. The Development Control Plan requires building facades with unbroken wall lengths of less than 10 metres long and three metres high. However, according to the applicant, “It is unrealistic to build four storey residential flat buildings with unbroken wall lengths of less than 10 metres and 3 metres. “The towers are set back from all boundaries and appropriate landscape plans will soften the proposal,” the SEE said.

“The twin tower development provides towers well set back from the street and they have a 12 metre separation between them. “The location, 250 metres from Wyong Railway Station and Town Centre, will provide first class accommodation for occupants, adjacent to all necessary services.”

Source: DA836/2018, Aug 7 Wyong DA Tracker, Central Coast Council

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