Double-storey development at Long Jetty approved

A front view of the residential development in Long Jetty

Central Coast Council has approved the construction of a double-storey development at 208 The Entrance Rd, Long Jetty.

The $1.4M project will comprise 10 units and basement parking on the 1,012sqm site opposite The Entrance RSL Club.

There will be four one-bedroom units and six two-bedroom units, 12 carparking spaces and four bicycle spaces.

A Council assessment report says the development is a good design which complies with the required setbacks, height and floor space ratios, and a lift between the two levels will maximise access.

Screens on the balconies of units will provide visual privacy for both residents and neighbours, and the front of the building will be landscaped to soften the façade and add character to the streetscape.

Communal open space of 240sqm at the rear of the development will allow for a barbecue area and outdoor seating for residents.

There will be internal security in the residential complex, with controlled access from the carpark to the units and the communal open space at the back of the building.

A Roads and Maritime assessment of the development raises no objection as it does not foresee any significant impact on the surrounding road network and all vehicles can move in and out of the complex in a forward direction.

Even though the Wyong Development Control Plan 2013 requires 14 car spaces for such a development, Council determined that the shortfall of two spaces was minor considering there was a space for each unit, plus two visitor spaces, and a regular bus service in both directions along The Entrance Rd, with stops within 26m, which met one objective of the Plan being a “walkable neighbourhood”.

Five existing trees will be removed from the site during demolition of the existing house and garage, and Council’s assessment is minimal impact on native flora and fauna and its habitat.

This development application was lodged by Six Star Development Pty Ltd for owner Mr V Nguyen (DA 537/2019).

Sue Murray