New tourist accommodation at Canton Beach proposed

Drawings of the north and south perspective of the tourist units

A proposal for Hamptons style tourist accommodation at Canton Beach is before Central Coast Council for approval.

The development comprises four two-bedroom, freestanding serviced apartments, all with separate pedestrian access, one on-site parking space as well as private open space areas.

Plans are for units one, two and three to be single storey and the fourth unit to be high set on stilts with a double carport underneath.

The plan includes 3,500 litre tanks attached to each unit to capture water from 100 percent of the roof area and accounting for 0.22kL per day of rainwater re-use.

According to a Statement submitted by the applicant in support of the proposal (DA1061/2020), there will be an off-site manager to co-ordinate online bookings and access to the units, there will be a set of House Rules for visitors and a Plan of Management including responsive complaints handling.

The 725sqm vacant site has dual street frontages and vehicular access points to 12 Beach Pde, on the Canton Beach waterfront, and Kantara Rd at the rear boundary in an SP3 Tourist zone under the Wyong Local Environment Plan 2013.

Vehicular access to units one and two will be from Beach Pde while access to units three and four will be from Kantara Rd.

This site falls within a “coastal zone” and therefore will come under the scrutiny of the Coastal Management State Environmental Planning Policy 2018.

A Statement of Environmental Effects (SEE) says the proposal would be a substantial benefit to the surrounding local community with economic and social flow-on benefits and will fill a gap in the current market with an insufficient number of quality and affordable tourist accommodation in the area.

Sue Murray