Boarding house proposed for 825 square metre block

How the boarding house will look from Dening St

Plans have been lodged with Central Coast Council for a 24-room boarding house backing on to Taylor Park at The Entrance.

The proposed development at 33 Dening St will accommodate up to 26 lodgers and a resident manager.

Plans are for 12 rooms including one accessible room on each of the first and second storey of the building, while the ground floor will have an entry foyer, utility rooms, communal laundry and outdoor drying area.

Also on ground level, facing Dening St, there will be undercroft parking with space for 13 cars, six motorbikes, eight bicycles and a car wash bay.

Accommodation will comprise 24 self-contained and furnished rooms of which 22 will be singles and two doubles, with the manager’s residence and balcony on the second storey.

The landscaped 825sqm block will have an outdoor communal garden area for residents, backing on to Taylor Park, as well as an indoor/outdoor recreation space at the front balcony on the first floor.

The boarding house is specifically designed to house low to moderate income earners and conditions for approval of the development fall under the State Environment Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009.

A social housing provider will not manage the boarding house and instead there will be a resident manager to administer and maintain the House Rules set out in the Plan of Management.

Public feedback on the development application 1066/2021 is open until November 19.

Sue Murray

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