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In Umina Beach NSW on “Residential Flat Building...” at 42 South Street, Umina Beach NSW 2257:

Kevin Woods commented

I object to proposed Development Application at 42 South St, Umina Beach, DA60728/2021. I live nearby. However, I predict it will be approved by Central Coast Council, the precedent having been set with two earlier DA’s, being:
(1) Construction Of A Two Storey Boutique Boarding House With 11 Rooms. Alterations To Existing House To Create Manager’s Residence. Six Car Parking Spaces Demolition Of One (1) Dwelling And Out Building at 454 Ocean Beach Road. See the link below for the objections raised: https://www.planningalerts.org.au/applications/1191688#add-comment
(2) Multi Dwelling Housing 8 Units. See the link below for the objections raised:
https://www.planningalerts.org.au/applications/1332922
In those submissions it is stated; inter alia; There is a reason public health legislation has minimum accommodation standards, it’s because chronic overcrowding creates health issues. If approved it will create a precedent where developers will seek to build more and more of these third world type enclaves on the peninsula creating social problems, not easing them. The peninsula area will become overcrowded and the natural ambience of this beautiful beachside suburb will be lost.
For those hoping these six units in the current application may in some way create cheaper accommodation, there is no hope of that between West Street and the Beach, with the value of the block already well exceeding a million dollars, and a $3.19 million construction cost, how will that make “cheaper” accommodation as developers strive to maximise profits from one block of land?
All residents of Umina beach I know object to the current DA application. South Street Umina Beach is already clogged with cars from existing town houses and other homes lacking sufficient off street parking. This results in residents parked cars, and in some cases, box trailers, mobile homes, and boats on trailers permanently parked in the street with wheels clamped for security. That problem is compounded by visitors, Bunnings customers, people attending the Dentist at 52 South Street, and people attending the beach. The only way to address this problem is to introduce a 4 hour parking limit to entire length of South Street.
Central Coast Councilors have a history of approving micro accommodations without apparent thought to their constituents, who object to the DA’s destroying the live-ability, and green ambience of the area. One wonders at the lack of comment by the various community groups, in this and the earlier DA’s mentioned herein?

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