Strata subdivision is approved
A proposed strata subdivision of an existing retail and commercial building at 261 Ocean View Rd, Ettalong, has been approved by Central Coast Council.
The applicant Mr Steven Wheat of Harrington Properties has permission to subdivide the property in to eight strata allotments.
It is on the corner of Pacific Ave and has a two-storey building zoned B2 local centre.
The retail premises fronts onto both Pacific Ave and Ocean View Rd.
It has rear lane access off Pacific Parade Lane along the northern boundary.
The existing retail-commercial building is occupied by: Plus Fitness Ettalong Beach on the upper level; residential tenancy on the upper level fronting Ocean View Rd; Disability Employment Services fronting Pacific Ave; Pacific Hair fronting Pacific Ave; Serenitas Beauty fronting Pacific Ave; Goddess by the Sea fronting Pacific Ave; and The Scarlett Table Cafe fronting Ocean View Rd.
The eight new strata lot sizes range in size from 32 square metres to 96 square metres with 80 square metres earmarked as common areas, balcony and stairs on a site area of 524.2 square metres.
Harrington Properties hired Wales and Associates, Ettalong Beach, to write the Statement of Environmental Effects.
The report noted the property had been fully cleared of its natural vegetation with the existing building occupying the majority of the site.
No building works were proposed with the application which was to formalise the strata subdivision of the existing building.
As to parking, the report said no on-site parking was required for the strata subdivision.
"The existing retail-commercial building does not make provision for on-site car parking,'' the report states.
"Adequate kerb side car parking is available in Pacific Ave and Ocean View Rd which provides for parallel parking for the length of the existing commercial building.
"One hour parking is available to 6pm Monday to Saturday and to 12:30pm Sunday both sides of the street after which parking is unrestricted. A bus stop is located at the western end of Ocean View Rd.''
Under noise effects, the report said the subdivision wouldl not result in an increase in existing noise levels as the proposal simply sought to provide freehold title opportunities to the existing businesses.
The application was approved under delegated authority and did not require advertising or notifying of neighbours.
DA Tracker, 19 Mar, 2019
DA 55962, Central Coast Council