Council recommends rejection of Erina DA

Central Coast Council has recommended that a proposal for 131 units opposite Erina Fair carpark be rejected when it comes up for consideration at the next meeting of the Central Coast Regional Planning Panel.

The development application, for four blocks of three and four-storey residential units, was on public exhibition at the beginning of this year.

The site, at 89 and 91 Karalta Rd, is currently occupied by two single storey brick and tile homes.

The proposal departs from the standards for floor space ratios and exceeds height limits despite gaining extra exemptions for adding in an affordable housing component of 10 units out of the 131.

Council’s internal consultation found one department was generally supportive of the proposal subject to conditions requiring the 10 affordable housing units to be maintained for a minimum of 10 years and managed by a registered community housing provider.

But other departments said there was insufficient information provided to adequately demonstrate that the accessibility, road congestion, efficiency and movement of people and safety of the site and surrounding road networks were satisfactory.

Council said that while the proposed development would provide additional housing for the Central Coast community, it had not demonstrated this could be done via good design and the provision of appropriate amenity for future residents.

“Given the above, and for the reasons identified in the assessment report, the proposed development is not considered to be in the public interest,” the report said.

There is no information yet on when the Regional Planning Panel will meet to decide the fate of the development proposal.

Merilyn Vale

4 Comments on "Council recommends rejection of Erina DA"

  1. Instead of wasting loads of money each month topping up Pot Holes to have them empty in a fortnight. Why don’t you just Re Tar the hole road once and for all. And keep Heavy Traffic off. ERINA VALLEY RD ERINA. it’s not rocket science stop wasting money you don’t have.

  2. Two homes to over 100? Great way to provide more modern housing. Simply foolish to prevent this development due to trivial concerns over traffic

  3. Bert clarke | August 25, 2021 at 11:44 am |

    Terrible condition of grandview st. It is 50kph but is more like needs speed humps or some deterent to slow traffic down.

  4. amanda harris | August 26, 2021 at 3:42 am |

    The units at Erina would be awesome for people to live in and people need more housing on the coast

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