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12 March 2018 Posted by 


A SELECT group of Central Coast seniors will have a new place to hang their hats following a ground breaking announcement by the new Central Coast Planning office.
The new seniors housing project at Kanwal has been given State Government approval by the Department of Planning and Environment. 
The proposal, consisting of 30 two-storey, self-contained units, with a supporting communal room and swimming pool, is planned to be built on 3.2 hectares of land at 66 Wahroonga Rd, Kanwal near Wyong hospital.. 
Following consultation with Central Coast Council, Coordinator General for the Central Coast Lee Shearer issued a Site Compatibility Certificate for the site under the state policy for seniors housing. 
The policy provides for seniors housing proposals on land adjoining urban land - provided it satisfies criteria such as compatibility with the surrounding environment and land uses. 
The site is within the North Wyong Shire Structure Plan for residential development and is well-located for seniors housing, being just 800m from Wyong hospital and close to public transport links. 
The development also meets one of the four key goals of the Central Coast Regional Plan 2036 - “to deliver greater housing diversity to accommodate a population forecast to grow by 75,500 people over the next 20 years, 55 per cent of whom will be people aged 65 or older”. 
“Having explored all the relevant issues, we found this to be a development proposal that aligns closely with our stated goal to provide a variety of housing choice to suit all needs and lifestyles,” Ms Shearer said. 
“It is vital we accommodate senior members of our community in well-planned, safe and affordable housing. 
“It’s also important that housing is near family, friends and the services and amenities they need to continue leading an active, happy and fulfilling life.” 
With the certificate now issued, the applicant can lodge a development application with Central Coast Council. The proposal will be subject to development assessment processes including the opportunity for community consultation in accordance with Council’s policies.


Michael Walls
P: 0407 783 413

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