Another amendment sought for an approved manufactured home estate

A manufactured home estate is planned for this 2ha site at Lake Munmorah

Public comment is open until August 21 about an amended proposal for a manufactured home estate at 205 Elizabeth Bay Dr, Lake Munmorah.

The original proposal for 52 dwellings was approved by the former Wyong Council in May 2015, followed by consent for three amended proposals in May 2016, by Central Coast Council in November 2016, and May 2019, when the number of dwellings increased to 55.

This latest amended development application (457/2014), lodged by Cape Munmorah Pty Ltd on July 15 2020, is seeking approval for an increase to 58 dwellings in the community title subdivision.

There has been a redesign of the community building to provide improved facilities and incorporate a site manager’s residence on a second storey.

The community building will comprise ground floor offices, lounge/activity room, large open kitchen, games room, gym, toilets, storeroom and a large open deck and pergola, covered barbecue area, pool and spa.

Minor changes to earthworks arrangements, such as retaining walls, will be needed to accommodate the proposed extra sites and changes to the community building.

Approval is being sought to construct the manufactured homes on each of the sites rather than deliver them from off-site and assemble on-site.

All other aspects of the proposal remain as previously approved, according to the development application.

Access to the estate will be from Elizabeth Bay Dr via an 8m-wide, two-way entry road which then divides into an internal road network.

There will be no access to and from the Pacific Highway.

Ancillary works will include kerb and gutter and a footpath along the Elizabeth Bay Dr frontage of the site, as well as new line marking on the road and a right-turn lane into the development from Elizabeth Bay Dr.

Earlier this year Oak Tree Retirement Villages had no option but to withdraw its development application to build 50 villas for seniors’ accommodation at the 2ha site because of a town planning legal technicality.

At that time, Oak Tree Managing Director, Mark Bindon, said it was a peculiarity of law where the zoning of the land allowed a manufactured home estate but not a retirement village.

Sue Murray