Lisarow land to be rezoned residential

Lisarow land open for residential development

A parcel of land near Lisarow shops is in the final stages of being rezoned from business to residential.

Bounded by Pacific Highway, Parsons Road and Newling Street, the site is accessed from Newling Street which provides access to an adjoining residential area. 

No public submissions were received when Central Coast Council publicly exhibited the plan from November 19 to December 17 last year.

The Planning Proposal will rezone the site from B2 Local Centre to R1 General Residential by amending the Local Environment Policy (LEP).

The rezoning requires the LEP’s relevant mapping layers to be amended.

The minimum lot size will remain at 550m2 but the height of buildings will come down from 11.5m to 11m and the floor space ratio will change depending on the size of each block and type of residential housing such as units and whether onsite parking is located in basements or not.

Council said the rezoning was considered to have strategic merit as the site was unsuitable for commercial and retail uses as it lacks main road exposure and fronts a residential street.

The site is located at the rear of the existing retail development and is elevated meaning that there is limited opportunity for any future commercial development on the land to be integrated with the adjoining retail uses.

“The proposal will expand the available housing choice in Lisarow by providing the opportunity for either low or medium density housing, or a combination thereof, in an area with all necessary infrastructure and services available i.e. being located adjacent to a shopping centre, high school and within walking distance of bus stops, the railway station, primary school and sporting fields,” Council said.

Busways provides a regular service to Gosford from a bus stop located along Parsons Road, at Lisarow Plaza. 

Lisarow Train Station is located just 800 metres northeast of the land. 

The land is primarily cleared of vegetation and slopes downhill to the north away from Newling Street. 

The site has an area of 11,710m2.

Merilyn Vale