231 Ocean View Road, Ettalong Beach NSW 2257

Residential Flat Building (26 Units) with Basemment Parking & Shop Top and Demolition of Existing Buildings

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website 5 months ago. It was received by them 1 day earlier.

(Source: Central Coast Council (Gosford), reference 011.2019.00055896.001 )

11 Comments

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  1. Matt commented

    I’m all for this! Love that the area is developing. BUT we need trees!! So long as the developer is sensitive to any existing trees on the block, or even better plant some, then i’m in favour.

  2. Lindsey Edgar commented

    There are no details of this development in the DA. What is height, floor space ratio, no. of parking spaces for residents and shop etc.How much outdoor space will there be, trees etc?
    As previous commentors, I'm not anti development but 26 units seems a lot for one block.

  3. Janice McDougall commented

    Residents are so much against these buildings going up...so many angry people around really that are spoiling our peninsula and we are the ratepayers and this is spoiling everything...roads are to busy now parking on our narrow streets is bad enough now....Council think of us and stop these developers taking over...

  4. Lesley commented

    A high rise development of this size (what are the floor ratios, where can we see them?) is too much for low height Ettalong and Booker Bay. The real issue will be parking for tenants & customers if the shop(s). There is also a dire need for shade trees along this street to encourage visitors to walk between Ettalong shops & Galleria & ferry.

  5. Francis commented

    The Council need to stop approving developments such as this as they are totally out of character with Ettalong. It all started with the 'Tesrol' building opposite the Mantra, which the State Govt. approved over the Council's head, and developers have started breaking the rules since and somehow coercing the Council to approve their project.
    The only people who benefit from this type of totally inappropriate building are the developers... they ruin people's lives whose properties are affected and values reduced, and diminish the whole character of the town. They take their profits, move on and leave devastation behind.
    If this development is approved, soon the whole of the Ettalong Town Centre will be an unsightly continuous wall of tall buildings, destroying the vista from Brisbane Water, Wagstaffe and Pittwater.
    The Council need to be firm and not approve buildings that do not comply exactly with Planning Rules and are out of character with the area.
    This building is a monstrous over-development on only two blocks of land and totally unsuited to its low rise residential environment.
    In all sanity it must not be approved.

  6. Mel Smith commented

    Hi All-
    There are so many of us w the same sentiment- many more who do not know how to post against this DA. Can we try to organise efforts to get the minimum 50 submissions regarding this DA. Not sure how to reach people- would someone consider ringing me so we can coordinate? 0418 691 818

  7. richard braddish commented

    this development will be great for Ettalong and the future of the township . they need developments like this to activate the town centre. this tower is a well designed structure and will contribute to the expanding city centre

  8. Mel commented

    Regarding DA 55896/2019 227-231 Ocean View Road Ettalong. If you want to see what the new building will look like go to the Facebook Page Central Coast Development and look at post from Jan 14.
    Dear Planners and Councilors - this proposed building should not happen for the reasons already posted by others but I will restate some of them.
    *The building is completely out of character w Ettalong- eroding the seaside town feel of Ettalong- which is part of its charm and why people come here.
    * the majority of people who live here do not want these developments- but do not know how or where to post their comments about the DA’s
    *26 Units will add to the congestion in Ettalong- and does not comply with planning rules.
    *impact on roads from heavy truck traffic during building
    * impact on the environment- where is the environmental impact assessment???

    why can a developer come in - ruin the already degrading roads with heavy trucks and equipment, contribute to air and noise pollution during building, exacerbate drainage issues by concreting available ground for rainwater runoff and reabsorption, not have any remit to plant shade trees or other plantings to offset the CO2 footprint, ruin the views and block sea breezes for other homeowners, leave Ettalong hotter, busier, stripped of character, and walk away with millions of dollars in profit? Who wins here?

  9. Dani commented

    This over development needs to stop. The governments involved have a lot to answer for. There is no infrastructure to support the continued overdevelopment of the peninsula and we are losing the value of what we do have.

    where do we think tourists and visitors will go once the area is destroyed, it sure won’t be here.

    What does the local community want for its area? - well planned change in keeping with the values and attributes that make the area unique beautiful and of high natural and social value? Or rapid expansion with no consideration for the social, heritage, environmental and economic values of the area?

    This is another cookie cutter McMansion development in poor taste and not in keeping with what attracts and retains visitors and residents in this area. What’s left behind in a few years time will be another same old development seen on other ruined foreshores from years ago that achieved nothing more than taking away from the natural beauty and driving away the residents who cared about what was once so very lovely here. Leaving behind very little of value to anyone.

    Please look at what we have here, it’s a spectacular, beautiful and unique corner of the world, with a wonderful community of people. We really can’t afford to loose the value of what we have right here.

    Council - please do better, get out of your offices and spend some time here. Talk to the residents and visitors about what they love about the area and ask yourself, what’s the very best way to utilise and build up this region and the people who live here. We can expect better than this.

  10. Narelle Dimond commented

    Council should look at the future of the Peninsular, if you continue to allow units and high rise to be built in this community you risk the uniqueness of the area. Yes prices have gone up and with it crime but infrastructure declines. Congestion on trains and public transport is constant. There is one track up and one track down because the other is only in sections and used for freight. The pressure on our waterfront will grow and yet council has done nothing on the already eroded beach at Umina, ferry jetty constantly under water and parking problems.
    The worst area to get parking on weekends is the Ettalong area where this development area is planned and it’s because there are already too many units there. Council risks the problems faced by Parramatta by over developing units. Parramatta no longer gets visitors to the unique heritage areas because there is no parking, their shopping centre is huge and mostly visited by train because the parking is impossible. We have a beautiful area, let’s bring in people to enjoy it, help the business people, grow our environment responsibly and preserve our beautiful Central Coast. Let Gosford be the high rise and leave the Peninsular alone.

  11. Melanie commented

    Dear All,

    I spoke with the Duty Planner today and she has advised me that while this Planning Alert website is a great way to be informed about the DA's - the comments or "submissions" (Council calls them submissions) we make on this website DO NOT become part of the DA. They are not attached to the document and are therefore not reviewed by council.

    The only way to have our submissions reviewed is to submit online via the council website or bring written statement to council. I will outline the online process this weekend as I found it hard to navigate initially. Also, if you were not aware the closing date for submissions is Feb 22 and the DA# is 55896/2019

    Have spoken with several people who have submitted comments and we are going to organise to coordinate efforts.
    Please ring me if you can so we can work collectively to ensure our case is heard in the most appropriate and effective manner.

    Mel
    0418 691 818

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