A proposed three-unit housing development in Ettalong is up for public exhibition.
The regular shaped allotment at 18 Warrah Street currently contains a single dwelling-house and ancillary structures on a flat 727.1 square metre site.
In the proposal, the applicant, Knight Mapleton Design Partners, seeks consent to demolish the existing house, import fill and erect a new multi-dwelling development comprising of three town houses at an estimated construction cost of $600,000.
Each dwelling would include three bedrooms, living areas with vehicular access via the central driveway, separate garages, and front courtyard fencing.
The proposed garages provide five off-street parking spaces, however due to the narrowness of the site, no visitor parking would be available onsite.
Instead, visitor parking and service vehicle access may be provided on the existing street.
The units would also be provided ground floor private open space with plunge pools, internal storage, and a waste collection area.
This space, along with clothes drying areas, would be screened away from the other dwellings and from public view.
The applicant plans to present a lightweight appearance for the dwelling, using a mixture of weatherboard cladding to keep with the Council’s desired character elements for the Ettalong Beach – Medium Density project.
The garden design has been deemed compatible with the streetscape, with the applicant noting the project would maintain ‘reasonable levels of visual amenity for neighbouring properties, and the built form divides up the units to break up bulk and provide visual relief’.
Courtyards will also be located around the perimeter of the townhouses to provide ‘sufficient’ deep soil planting to incorporate small to medium street trees.
More information about the proposal can be found on the Council’s ePlanning portal.
Central Coast Council DA tracker, Apr 9