Units will have views to Blackwall Mountain

The site from Flathead Rd

Plans to construct a two-storey duplex with a swimming pool in Ettalong Beach will go on public exhibition on Friday, August 20.

The proposed development site at 51A Flathead Rd currently contains a single-storey, timber-framed house, a storage/laundry shed and small ancillary structures, which will be demolished if plans are approved.

Each residential unit in the proposal will have three bedrooms and two bathrooms, with three parking spaces to be made available under cover, and one open.

The applicant said the existing units on either side of the development are separated from the new development by 1800-mm high fences, and, because of the setback and window arrangements, there is no overlooking of private areas to the west.

“To the east, the two bedroom windows of Unit 2 will have a minimal view over the dividing fence, as would windows from any two-storey house on the site,” the applicant states in the report.

“If necessary, the dividing fence could be raised in height to provide complete privacy.

“There will be no impact on light or air movement to the existing units.”

The applicant also said the living areas of both units have been placed on the first floor to maximise privacy, views, sunlight penetration, light and ventilation.

Both living areas will face north and will look out to Blackwall Mountain over the public reserve.

Both units are expected to have a dumbwaiter for lifting heavy articles from the parking to the living level.

Plans will be on exhibition for public comment for three weeks until September 10.

DA Tracker, Aug 17