Farm stay accommodation proposed at Wyong Creek

Location for a proposed farm stay at Wyong Creek

Plans for farm stay accommodation and an animal boarding/training establishment at Wyong Creek have been lodged with Central Coast Council.

The proposal for the 6.47ha site at 670 Yarramalong Rd is demolition of an existing house to make way for two detached dwellings, a single bedroom farm stay unit, and the keeping and breeding of native birds of prey.

The applicants want to construct an aviary, 7.5m by 3.5m and 3.6m high, for the keeping and breeding of native birds of prey including hawks and falcons, and for mobile exhibitions which would take place off-site.

It is a rural property which is mostly cleared, adjoining Ourimbah State Forest on the eastern boundary, and used for keeping and breeding Highland and Poll Highland cattle.

Farm stay accommodation is a double storey, single bedroom barn-like dwelling with a western outlook over a dam and screened by vegetation along the northern and western boundaries.

The two single-storey residences for the applicants and their parents would comprise a main four-bedroom house and another two-bedroom home, both located in the south-west corner of the site.

A Statement of Environmental Effects (SEE) submitted with the development application (DA 1181/2020) says a new on-site sewage management system will be installed to service the two houses and farm stay unit as well as a new giant concrete water tank.

The proposal does not require the removal of any trees.

The site is zoned RU1 Primary Production under Wyong Local Environment Plan (LEP) 2013 and dual occupancy, farm stay accommodation and animal board or training establishments are permitted uses with the consent of Council.

Development is also subject to the draft Central Coast LEP 2018.

According to the DA application, the proposal is supported by a bushfire assessment report and emergency bushfire and flood management plans.

Sue Murray