First waterfront tower on former Gosford school site on exhibition

An artist’s impression of Central Coast Quarter

A new public exhibition period has opened for the first tower of the three-tower Central Coast Quarter development in Gosford.

The first tower is the most northern one, just south of the ATO building on the former site of Gosford Primary School.

The 25-storey tower would front on to Baker St.

It will be stage one of a mixed-use development of residential towers with commercial and retail outlets and public access through the site from the main street of Gosford down to the new regional park.

The application sent to the State Planning Department says the tower will deliver high-quality residential dwellings in a convenient, accessible and naturally beautiful location.

“Future residents will be afforded the opportunity to live in a high-amenity location, with all the benefits of modern apartment living,” the application says.

“The proposal provides a variety of apartment types to suit the needs and lifestyles of existing and future residents of Gosford.

“The proposal includes the creation and embellishment of a new public, open-air through site link which will improve pedestrian accessibility to Gosford waterfront and the city centre.”

The first tower’s maximum building height is compliant with the envelope approved under the State Significant Development Concept which allowed stepped heights up to RL 81.4m and RL 71.3m.

The application says that in accordance with the requirements of the State Environment Planning Policies, this building height has been arrived at via a program of consultation with the CoGDAP (City of Gosford Design Advisory Panel) and a detailed assessment of environmental impacts together with other matters under consideration.

A company website promoting the apartments calls it Gosford’s first residential and retail precinct.

“Proudly developed by St Hilliers, The Waterfront presents a rare opportunity to own a contemporary coastal apartment with uninterrupted breathtaking views of the Brisbane Water,” the website,, says.

The development is designated a State Significant Development, so the Minister for Planning or his/her delegate makes the final decision.

The estimated cost of the development is $56.7M.

The proposal is open for public comment for 28 days only, closing on October 18.

See details on the State Government planning website:

Merilyn Vale

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