Medical centre plan 'designed to maximise site usage'
A medical clinic costing $625,000 has been proposed for 22 Wellington St, Umina, adjacent to the Alfred St carpark, in a development application lodged with Central Coast Council.
The proposal includes the demolition of an existing house on the 537 square metre B2 business-zoned site.
It would be replaced with a building containing eight doctor consulting rooms, two procedure rooms, one pathology room, a sterilising room and a staff room, as well as a reception area and an administration area.
The clinic is expected to have six general practitioners and eight administrative staff.
"The proposal has been designed to maximise the site usage to provide a much-needed medical centre within the Umina Beach town centre," the application states.
The single-storey building has a floor area, not including its garage, of 332 square metres, resulting in a floor space ratio of 0.62:1.
The proposal includes two car spaces in a "secured garage" at the rear of the site, compared to a requirement of 41 spaces required by planning provisions.
The application, submitted by planning consultant Wales and Associates, quoted a 2015 NSW Roads and Maritime Services study in stating that the clinic was "only likely generate a peak parking demand of some 14 spaces".
This "demand is proposed to be satisfied by the ample public parking spaces in the immediate surrounding" area.
The application notes: "The site has already been substantially cleared of its natural vegetation.
"All existing introduced vegetation will be removed from the site in order to accommodate the proposed development."
A number of public submissions have been lodged, calling for retention of the existing trees on the site.
The public comment period closes on Friday, April 30.
DA Tracker, 17 Apr 2021
DA61390, Central Coast Council