Central Coast Council has approved a new $19.5M fourstorey building housing 54 assisted living apartments at Erina’s Tarragal Glen Retirement Village, despite concerns raised by the adjacent medical practice.
The project will also see a two-storey maintenance/staff building erected on the site at 6 Tarragal Glen Ave. Dr Natalie Cordowiner, from the Your Family Doctors practice in Terrigal Dr, told councillors at a public forum prior to the November 11 meeting that the business had concerns over possible disruptions, with eight power disruptions this year already having disrupted vaccine storage.
A submission from the practice said it had no concerns over the larger building, but feared that the ancillary building would be overlooked in the larger part of the Development Application.
“This is a small area in which the ‘maintenance area’ will be sandwiched between our property and the currently being built KFC premises, ” the submission said. “It will overlook the fence at the rear of our property at which there are three consulting rooms, in which patients are seen, that will be affected.
“This will affect privacy as there are proposed secondary story windows on the new building. “In addition, there will be some shadowing and effect on the sun aspect of our building … (and) there will be inevitable disruption to our business during this build as our patients exit via our right of way through to Tarragal Glen Ave cul-de-sac. ”
The practice was also concerned about possible damage to its own building and noise and disruption to power or internet during the build. Councillor Louise Greenaway said she empathised with the medical practice but the development had the right to go ahead and she was sure they would work with the Centre to alleviate any concerns.
Councillors Jeff Sundstrom and Chris Holstein also supported the motion and spoke about conditions of consent which addressed the medical practice’s concerns. Approval was unanimous.
Source: Agenda item 2.3 Central Coast Council Meeting, Nov 11