Two shops heritage-nominated on development site
Two shops, which would be demolished to allow a six-storey development at 231-233 Ocean View Rd, Ettalong, have been nominated for local heritage listing.
Local resident Mr Peter Brill nominated the two properties for urgent consideration for local heritage listing, hoping for an interim order being issued before the application for the six-storey was determined.
He said number 231 was an old general store and number 233 was an old butcher's shop.
He said the existing shop at 231 was a very old weatherboard building and largely in its original state. "It may date back to 1902, before general subdivisions occurred in Ettalong, but there would still have been inhabitants in the area,'' Mr Brill wrote in his submission to council.
"I remember when the brick shopfront was added in the late 1950s by the owners, Jack and Hilda Hileard.''
Architects Howard Leslie and Associates on behalf of client Jedaclew put forward a development application on January 14 for the six-storey, 26-apartment tower worth $9.5 million.
The proposal has been on public exhibition for a month. Submissions closed on February 22.
The development would include street-front shops.
The bulk and scale of the development was the main reason behind many of the objections shown on council's website.
"The proposed development would be completely out of scale with the existing residential dwellings,'' one said,
"The height proposed would destroy the privacy we now enjoy at our property.
"Destruction of the village atmosphere and charm of Ettalong, due to the demolition of historic buildings: Once demolished the history will be gone forever,
"Traffic: would cause a significant increase traffic along Ocean View Road.
"It is imperative to maintain the current streetscape and village atmosphere.''
Another clearly frustrated objector said point-by-point submissions on non-compliance issues had been to no avail on previous proposals in the area which had been approved anyway.
"The fact is this application does not comply with the current council development standards.
"The development application uses the well-worn phrase that it is consistent with previously approved developments.
"The problem with that statement is that they did not comply either.
"The rot has set in."
Website, 19 Feb 2019
DA Tracker, Central Coast Council