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14 June 2021 Posted by 


Ugly quarry site to be built on
GENERATIONS of Central Coast residents have driven past the ugly, jarring sandstone quarry site in the heart of the city on Henry Parry Dr.

And most of them shake their head and wonder why it hasn’t been built on years ago?

What they don’t realise is that the sandstone from this site was used in many major buildings in Sydney as well as buildings on the Coast.

These include Central Coast Leagues Club, Gosford City Council building, the old Commonwealth Bank building and the County Council building.

The quarry operated successfully right up until 1974 when access became a major problem. Well, the quarry will finally disappear under a new scaled back proposal for the site.

Developers responsible for a $110Mm residential masterplan on the former quarry site have announced scaled back plans.

The project, being overseen by private JWD Developments, proposes five residential towers and extensive landscaping on the 2.3ha site on a ridge overlooking Gosford.

Plans for the 87-89 John Whiteway Dr site initially proposed 299 apartments in 2018, before that was reduced to 262 in early 2019.

The development application was subject to a number of public submissions, as well as nine submissions from government agencies, public authorities and organisations, during its month-long exhibition period.

The 24,000sqm residential development application has since been classed as of state significance.

JWD has resubmitted plans reducing the number of apartments to 20, and a reduction in building height from 12 storeys to between five and nine storeys. The number of car parking spaces will also drop from 400 to 305.

The development will feature a mix of one, two, three and four-bedroom units.

It has been proposed the project will be built in three stages starting with the basement carpark, followed by three residential buildings and finally two blocks as well as the swimming pool and communal areas.

The development will boast tennis courts and 15,000sqm of green space. There will be green rooftops on each of the five residential buildings.

It is anticipated to generate 500 jobs during construction.

SOURCE: Urban Developer

Meanwhile, construction is now under way down the road on one of Gosford’s longest-running development sites with Pinnacle Construction Group on track to deliver a $60m 97-apartment development at 86 John Whiteway Dve.

Sydney developer James Moses also has development approval for the $133m high-rise apartment project for a site from 321 to 331 Mann 


Michael Walls
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