Wadalba land rezoned to create 58 residential lots

Map of the Johns Rd rezoning. Image: Google MapsMap of the Johns Rd Wadalba rezoning. Image: Google Maps

A site in Wadalba has been rezoned to pave the way for a Development Application to create 58 residential lots and protect a conservation corridor.

The land, at 137 Johns Rd, Wadalba, adjoins land identified for residential development in the North Wyong Shire Structure Plan. The site was previously zoned ‘Transition’, meaning it sat between rural and other land uses. The rezoning aligns with the NSW Government’s plan to deliver increased housing opportunities for the current and future population of a growing Central Coast.

Part of the site has also been rezoned to Environmental Conservation, to help expand the Wadalba Wildlife Corridor that will connect to the Tacoma Wetland, south of Johns Rd. Coordinator General for the Central Coast, Lee Shearer, said the rezoning meets three of the four key goals of the Central Coast Regional Plan 2036.

“First, it enables the delivery of greater housing diversity to help accommodate a population forecast to grow by 75,500 people over the next 18 years,” Shearer said. “Second, it helps protect the beautiful natural environment of the region,” she said. “Third, because it is close to shops, schools, parks and nature reserves, it aligns closely with the NSW Government’s goal to provide for well connected communities and attractive lifestyles.”

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has issued Gateway determinations to progress 20 current Planning Proposals on the Central Coast that have the potential to deliver thousands of residential dwellings across the region. All Planning Proposals can be publicly viewed at leptracking.planning.nsw.gov.au/.

Source: Media release, Sep 13 Matthew Porter, office of Lee Shearer