A proposal for land at 84A Alison Rd, Wyong, has the potential to provide a variety of housing while also creating an environmental corridor and a walking trail linking Chapman’s Hill and Porters Creek.
Plans are to develop 56 housing lots, roads, water basins on about 6ha, with the remaining land on the 12.6ha site forming part of a much larger network of environmental lands linking to Porters Creek Wetland.
A biodiversity assessment concluded that this would avoid impact on 3.14ha of forested habitats and 0.82ha of grasslands.
The site has been zoned for housing since the 1980s and is one of the last remaining residential zoned parcels in the Tuggerah Wyong corridor.
The development footprint is largely confined to already cleared areas and the DA 233/2021 currently before Central Coast Council, proposes a perimeter road along the western boundary where land had already been cleared where the Mardi to Warnervale water pipeline has been built.
A Statement of Environment Effects (SEE) says that this perimeter road would link with another housing development to the east in a separate development application (1283/2018) for Tanstra Pty Ltd.
The Development Control Plan proposes a link road from Alison Rd to De Lisle Dr, however, Council has indicated it did not support that.
According to the SEE, the Alison Rd landowner does not plan to develop areas of zoned residential land that are considered to be more sensitive, in particular a southern portion, and Council has already been in discussions with Tanstra about the possibility of an east/west environmental corridor between the two adjoining developments.
This would assist Council in its objective of creating an environmental corridor and walking trail linking Chapman’s Hill and Porters Creek.
The Tanstra development proposal at 6 Sinclair Cres, Wyong, is for 57 housing lots with access from De Lisle Dr and Casey Dr.
The proposal is a traditional Torrens title subdivision and has been substantially reduced from the masterplan presented to Council in 2015.
Plans are to develop low density housing on 8.18ha, representing only 39 percent of the 20.8ha site.
There will be two stages of development with the first being subdivision into 41 lots plus associated roads and engineering works, and the second being subdivision of the remaining lots along the western boundary.
Plans for both the Alison Rd development and the Sinclair Cres proposal have been undertaken by the same urban design planning company in order to integrate the two housing estates.