Approval to strata subdivide Atlantis building
The owners of the Atlantis building have received approval to strata title the 59 units at 49 The Esplanade, Ettalong.
Central Coast Council has approved the strata titles as a complying development.
The proposed strata development did not require public notification but, despite this, the council received nine objections plus one submission in support.
The council report said submissions related to the approved mixed-use commercial and residential development and a modification currently under assessment by the Department of Planning.
But these were not about the proposal for the strata subdivision of the residential component of Stage 1 of the approved development.
Council said the strata subdivision would not interfere with the existing or likely future amenity of the neighbourhood and it was considered that the site was suitable for the proposal.
The consent authority for the development was the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.
The Atlantis development was approved by the Minister for Planning on 24 November 2010 as a State-significant development, as a mixeduse development over two stages.
The proposal has been subsequently modified to increase the number of apartments within the building and to make minor alterations and additions.
The most recent amendment, MOD 4, was approved on 18 June 2018.
The proposed strata plan is consistent with the MOD 4 approved plans which allowed partial use of the approved non-trafficable roof area as private terraces for apartments 601 and 602.
The assessment by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment considered the development achieved an appropriate level of design and would maintain and enhance the amenity of the locality and surrounding development.
The development contributed towards long term dwelling targets in the Central Coast Regional Plan.
The Department is currently considering an application for further modification to the development, Application No.09_0121MOD 5.
It is not known what these modifications involve.
The site recently was subdivided into two stratum lots with one lot containing all the residential units and associated car parking and the second lot containing all the commercial units and their car parking.
This facilitated the current approval of strata titles of the individual units to enable separate occupation.