Skip Navigation Links.
Collapse Issue 502:<br />07 Sep 2020<br />_____________Issue 502:
07 Sep 2020
_____________
Collapse  NEWS NEWS
Man and daughter test positive to coronavirus
Solar panels to shade carpark
Council to install soap in at least 12 public toilet blocks
Community group welcomes shared zone grant
CWA members make trauma teddies
Panel approves boarding house 'in the public interest'
Hardware supply store approved with noise conditions
Median DA time is 34 days, says mayor
New workshop approved for Men's Shed
Council proposes alcohol-free zones
Celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary
Group cleans up for Covid-safe events
Covid-Safe registrations jump in the past month
Car boot sale put on hold until next year
Bridge players asked to pre-book sessions
Recognising the unsung heroes
Knitting rugs and quilts for Elsie's Retreat
Association is close to fundraising target for hall upgrade
Cake ingredients wanted
School holiday program at PCYC
Website for women with disabilities welcomed
Ettalong bakery wins prizes in national competition
Vouchers and rebates for energy bills
Woy Woy Bay has 5G coverage
No rain in almost three weeks
Collapse  FORUM FORUM
Outdoor healthy space in danger of being destroyed
Worst of the worst roam Chambers Place
Why not have shared zone on Ettalong waterfront?
Seating will only make thin lane thinner
Paperbarks slashed yet again
What is council spending supposed to achieve?
Collapse  HEALTH HEALTH
Covid testing shows no increase with local clinic opening
Aged care homes are closed to visitors
Reminder to stay alert, says public health director
Pozieres House opens with household-model aged care
Collapse  EDUCATION EDUCATION
Help sought to keep school pick-ups safe
Students implode watermelon in science experiment
Book Week Parade was 'outstanding' community effort
Students walk 11km on environmental excursion
Two reach 175 nights of home reading
Students sit international science assessment
Drama students study special effects make-up
Collapse  SPORT SPORT
Umina wins three lifesaving excellence awards
No spectators allowed at rugby union finals at Woy Woy
Tennis club celebrates member's 94th birthday
Ourimbah avoided an upset at Woy Woy oval
Outrigger club blesses its newest canoe
Semi-finals played for Umina Minor Pairs
New president for Umina bowls
Soccer results
Netball results

Hardware supply store approved with noise conditions

Central Coast Council has approved the establishment of a hardware supply store at 32 Ocean Beach Rd, Woy Woy.

However, the council has limited the hours of operation of the business, its use of equipment and required it to construct an acoustic fence between it and neighbouring residential properties.

A report by Council planning staff stated that the current industrial building was constructed following approval in September 2018.

"After the construction of the industrial building had been completed, the tile business

My Supply Co had begun operating on the site without prior approval from Council.

"Following neighbour complaints to Council about noise concerns, Council's compliance team investigated and informed the business that in order to continue operating on site consent must be obtained via a development application."

An application was subsequently submitted.

"During assessment of the application, numerous complaints were received from nearby residents.

"Council (staff) requested an acoustic report be prepared and submitted to Council to accompany the application and address concerns relating to noise."

An acoustic report was prepared by PKA Acoustic Consulting in April.

"It found that the existing operations of the site resulted in several noise exceedances which were significantly above the project-specific noise criteria during daytime operations.

"Early morning exceedances of the sleep disturbance criteria were also recorded."

The report identified the noise sources as a gas forklift, vehicular and truck noises, delivery activity, the use of a drop saw, garbage collection and early morning operation.

"These exceedances were identified to be partly attributed with the orientation of the existing industrial building which includes the location of the roller doors and internal access driveway and partly attributed to the preferred method of operations by the business including usage of a gas forklift and power tools," the Council planning assessment stated.

The acoustic consultants recommended that trading hours be between 7am and 6pm, that the gas forklift be replaced with an electric forklift, that the boundary fence be replaced with one for noise absorption and that a "drop saw usage strategy" be adopted.

The application was approved on condition that the operation complies with the recommendations set out by the acoustic report and the subsequent Noise Management Plan.

This included the construction of an acoustic fence.

The hours of operation, including for deliveries (loading and unloading vehicles and trucks), waste collection, use of forklifts and use of power tools, must start after 7am and finish by 6pm Monday to Thursday, 5pm Friday and 12pm Saturday, and be closed on Sunday.

The use of gas forklift/s at the site will not be permitted at any time.

All power tools, including drop saws, must be operated indoors with the roller doors closed.





Skip Navigation Links.

Skip Navigation Links.
     Phone 4325 7369     Email us. Copyright © 2020 The Peninsula's Own News Service Inc    PO Box 1056 Gosford NSW 2250