A $300M project which would see the Gateway Centre in Mann St, Gosford, replaced with three mixed use towers and a retail podium, is under consideration by the State Planning Department as a State Significant Development.
Owner, Jarre Pty Ltd, has applied for permission to provide Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARS) for a mixed use development, to be known as Gosford Gateway, at 8-16 Watt St, Gosford. A public plaza would be located in the centre of the site to provide pedestrian connectivity to the existing green space at Burns Pl and Gosford Station.
The existing Mann St pedestrian overpass connecting the site to Burns Park and Gosford Railway Station would be demolished and a new pedestrian crossing installed to activate the street level.
The first of three towers would be located on the northern section of the site, at the corner of Mann and Faunce Sts, and comprise approximately 24 levels, including a podium of 3-4 levels. Tower 2 would occupy the south-eastern section of the site with frontage to Watt St. It would house approximately 33 levels, including a podium of 4 levels.
Tower 3 would face Mann St in the south-western section of the site, with the existing retail building reused to maintain a retail podium of three levels, topped by up to 12 more levels. Basement car parking would be provided with access off Watt and Faunce Sts.
Negotiations are underway for the purchase of 139 Faunce St to allow for expansion of the site. Located between Gosford’s two tallest topological features, Presidents Hill and Rumbalara Reserve, the development has the potential to offer views to both.
Suggested usages for the three towers include a hotel, commercial offices, retail areas, an educational and entertainment component, student accommodation, retirement independent living units and a health services precinct.
Source: NSW Planning Department website, Dec 18