15 Mimosa Avenue, Saratoga NSW 2251

2 X Residential Flat Building - Staged Development 17 Units

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We found this application for you on the planning authority's website about 4 years ago. It was received by them 3 days earlier.

(Source: Central Coast Council (Gosford), reference 011.2015.00048856.001 )

14 Comments

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  1. Terry and Pam THompson commented

    OBJECTION: Hopefully this is a UNION BARGAINING technique being used by the developer! How is this DA is in any way "compatible" with established residences in the village of Saratoga? On the Saratoga peninsula there are over 2500 residences but NOT one is 3 storeys! The only other units (15) have a maximum height of two storeys and are all one bedroom for single occupants and are located in a very quiet cul-de-sac (Rosemount Street).The proposed 17 units are 3 bedrooms and have vehicle entry/exit on the two main road and bus routes (Mimosa Avenue and Village Road). So how does the developer come up with the assertion of "compatible"?
    The only thing that the residents of the village can hope for, is that this DA is using the UNION BARGAINING strategy of asking for something ridiculously excessive and then agree to much less, content knowing it is all that was really wanted!

  2. Jill Robinson commented

    OBJECTION: Consideration needs to be given to the impact on surrounding ratepayers living in Mimosa Ave and Village Road whose numbers far outweigh those catered for in this development.

    SERIOUS CONSIDERATION ALSO NEEDS TO BE GIVEN TO TRAFFIC. THIS WILL IMPACT GREATLY ON A BUSY INTERSECTION AND ACCESS TO THE SHOPPING CENTRE.

    The suburbs of Saratoga, Davistown and Yattalunga comprise a unique and enviable community and I feel that, if allowed, this development will set a precedent for other buildings of it's size, or even higher. It would be detrimental to change our landscape and skyline to this extent and to impact the community spirit which is such a part of our small peninsular.

  3. Jessica Ireland-Askew commented

    I would like to strongly oppose the construction of residential flats on the proposed site. The local roads and infrastructure that lead in from yattalunga to the saratoga village are not equipped to deal with the large influx of people a development such as this would bring. Buildings of this nature do not currently fit in with existing landscape or feel of the village and there is currently no other three storey developments of this size in the village. I fear a development of this size would encourage other developments of a similar nature in the future and place significant risk on the pristene waterfront the village currently has.

  4. Lisa Russek commented

    OBJECTION- Yattalunga, Davistown and Saratoga have a village feel to them. 3 story developments would change the everything as there are currently no other developments such as this in the area. The roads and local infrastructure would not support this development and wreck the small community and all it has to offer. This does not benefit anyone in the community at all. This is purely financially beneficial for those in charge of development.

  5. Lyn Barnett commented

    Objection: This size development is not supported by local infrastructure. Traffic along Davistown road entering Avoca Drive is already at a premium between 8 and 9 am.

    Mimosa Ave and Village Road was not deigned to take the additional traffic that 17-3 bedroom units would bring to it nor does it have the capacity to widen road etc.

    Saratoga Village was not design to cater for high rise residential living, council needs to decline the proposal.

  6. Joanna Blair commented

    OBJECTION: A development of this size will ruin the small village feel of this area and the current infrastructure won't cope.. We recently moved here and liked the fact there were no large high rises or large unit blocks. A 3 storey development amongst the current housing will look ridiculous, overcramped and is unecessary in this area.

  7. Jason commented

    OBJECTION: The very reason Saratoga has such a wonderful name on the central coast is due to the suburbs "village" type feel whereby this 3 story development in no way supports this and would be an absolute eye sore! The amount of added traffic this development would bring to the area is not supported by existing infrastructure. Obviously this developer has seen a wonderful opportunity to try and capitalize on a beautiful, tranquil area and ruin it. Strictly oppose this development and am sure the whole of Saratoga supports this.

  8. Jason commented

    OBJECTION: The very reason Saratoga has such a wonderful name on the central coast is due to the suburbs "village" type feel whereby this 3 story development in no way supports this and would be an absolute eye sore! The amount of added traffic this development would bring to the area is not supported by existing infrastructure. Obviously this developer has seen a wonderful opportunity to try and capitalize on a beautiful, tranquil area and ruin it. Strictly oppose this development and am sure the whole of Saratoga supports this.

  9. Tanae Ukalovic commented

    STRONGLY OBJECT: I am shocked to see a DA submission for a development such as this for the Saratoga area. If this is approved it will ruin the area and it's village feel. It will then create a precedence for more of the same which would be devastating for the area and almost surely reduce the value of our properties while developers are set to gain major profits. Not to mention it would be an eye sore with so much bulk of buildings in one area. The traffic and parking for the surrounding streets would also be a nightmare! Potentially 2-3 cars or more per unit would be added, which also adds load to an area with only one way in and one way out. Saratoga / Davistown and Yattalunga are to me very much a unique area and one that doesn't want to be build out with bulky developments. It would be a crying shame if this development was approved at all. Keep it's village feel - please!

  10. Tim Wade commented

    Objection: I am voicing my objection as this will only start to change the very dynamics of this small community to the beginning of commercialising and profiting from something that is the heart of Saratoga, the Village atmosphere.

    The entrance from Village road, I see potentially causing accidents, or mishaps due the close proximity to the bend that backs onto Mimosa Ave. Drivers Entering on Mimosa Ave from Davistown road onto Village Road (natural right turn) will be presented with traffic entering this unit complex. With an increase of traffic use from Mimosa Avenue turning right onto Mimosa (taking you to Davistown Rd) will add greater amount of wear and tear on Mimosa Ave that would appear the infrastructure could not handle.

    Also as there is minimal curbing, drainage on wet days cause the sidings of the road to become wet and unusable for parking, with an increase in visitors using this area for the proposed units makes available spaces for current tenants of Mimosa unusable.

    With the units being over 14 metres in height will have an impact on dwellings directly behind these units, environmentally as well as cost and comfort. Dwellings also with current water views also behind these proposed units will lose the view that attracted them to Saratoga, or those that had improved their properties in renovating to obtain to increase their water views will also lose this.

    Also the units itself will lower the costs of the houses around them, this alone should be an objection by council.

    This development is the first multi-tenant development request in the area, and needs to be rejected so that Saratoga remains what it is today and the future, a peaceful, single dwelling community spirited village.

    Council needs to decline this application.

  11. Tracey Trott commented

    OBJECTION: Consideration needs to be given to the impact on surrounding ratepayers living in Mimosa Ave and Village Road whose numbers far outweigh those catered for in this development.

    SERIOUS CONSIDERATION ALSO NEEDS TO BE GIVEN TO TRAFFIC. THIS WILL IMPACT GREATLY ON A BUSY INTERSECTION AND ACCESS TO THE SHOPPING CENTRE.

    The suburbs of Saratoga, Davistown and Yattalunga comprise a unique and enviable community and I feel that, if allowed, this development will set a precedent for other buildings of it's size, or even higher. It would be detrimental to change our landscape and skyline to this extent and to impact the community spirit which is such a part of our small peninsular.

  12. Suzy Klabbers commented

    So granny flats popping up everywhere in Sara,Davo and Yatta are OK,but this isn't ????,get real !!!

  13. Jacqui Bell commented

    Objection:
    I object to this development for a number of reasons:
    1. the increased traffic around this already busy intersection will pose a risk to not only motorists using this intersection and accessing the shops, but also to the many pedestrians using these two streets to access the village shops (primarily elderly, families and children)
    2. While technically zoned for 'B1 Neighbourhood' use, this building won't be for community/neighbourhood use, it will be a residential building and used only by those residences. The proposed building is out of character for the suburb compared to other residential buildings (in its style, density and 3 storey appearance) and will not reflect the style (mostly 1-2 storey, single dwelling blocks) of the suburb.
    3. A building such as this sets a precedence for high density, multi storey development in the suburb. While technically 'it doesn't feel right for the suburb' isn't a breach of a specific code it is probably what is at the heart of the matter for many residents. People choose to live in this suburb for the way it looks and feels - it's about the 'village' and the family atmosphere, the local shops, it's about community, and a high density apartment block is not concurrent with the look & feel of the suburb and will greatly change the landscape of our much loved suburb.

  14. K fitz commented

    Objection:
    1. Narrow Single road traffic not sufficient in / out of area. Especially if bus and car
    2. No kerb and guttering in surrounding areas to take water.
    3. Planning and enviromental impact study needs to be conducted. Flooding areas
    4. Power supply not equipped in surrounding area, blackouts and long timeouts ALWAYS impact.

    Council do your homework and start looking after the existing residents requirements instead of creating more impacts to suburbs.

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