CEO to ask panel to consider resident issues

Aerial view of the Dunleigh St Toukley site. Image: Google Maps editedAerial view of the Dunleigh St Toukley site. Image: Google Maps edited

The Chief Executive Officer of Central Coast Council, Gary Murphy, will write to the Central Coast Regional Planning Panel to ask that issues raised by adjoining residents be taken into account when considering approval of a 34-residential flat complex in Toukley.

Local residents have expressed concern about a proposal to build the complex at 6-10 Dunleigh St which will house one one-bedroom and 33 two-bedroom units in a four-storey building at 6-10 Dunleigh St, Toukley. Valued at $9.1million, consent for the project sits with the Panel which will consider an assessment report which recommends the application be approved. Council officers provided advice in the assessment phase and have recommended that any approval include conditions relating to the physical building and its ongoing management by a recognised community housing provider.

An assessment report prepared by Council staff, to be sent to the planning panel recommended the panel approve the development. The proposal seeks a variation to the maximum height of buildings allowed in local planning controls and to controls for communal open space, landscape areas, dwelling mix, maximum dwellings from a common core and maximum dwellings permitted with a southerly aspect.

The proposed development was amended to reduce the height and comply with setbacks and fl oor space ratio controls. The site consists of three lots totalling an area of 2161 square metres and is surrounded by low density dwellings to the west, south and east. Existing town houses and a Council-owned vacant lot are located to the north. The Joint Regional Planning Panel will meet to determine the application in November.

Source: Media release, Oct 30 Central Coast Council media