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12 Feb 2024
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Year 10 students spend first day at new campus
'Pre-consultation' starts for community land review
'Is Ocean Beach sea wall still planned?' ACF group asks
Prime Minister has Medicare cake in Umina
Peninsula groups to pilot local energy trading network
Everglades opens grant applications*
Plenty of activities at Patonga fire station
Craft day held on long weekend
Talks to help residents become energy efficient
Dunecare work resumes
Umina CWA to hold fabric sale
Ferries diverted to Patonga*
Reminder of the world's oldest living culture
Report of Australia Day fireworks grass fire*
Local Member presents flags for Australia Day*
Food donations delivered*
Jam will be made on Thursday*
Lunch club meets on the first Monday*
Marine Rescue unit has busy Australia Day weekend
Ettalong mural is finished*
Sensitive storytime at Woy Woy library
Group to discuss Tao Te Ching*
Fire brigade holds training night*
January records 99mm rainfall
Affordable housing proposal has 17 one-bedroom units
Proposal to replace one 'gun-barrel' with another
CEN announces campaign to fix planning scheme
Blanket planning rules could change the Peninsula
Miticide used for varroa mite
'Cinderalla' reserve should be community land
Fortress mentality widespread within Council
Most complaints about Central Coast Council*
Celebrating her 105th birthday
Charity bowls day raises $1035
Retirement village residents celebrate Australia Day
Psychiatry specialist joins hospital team
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Patchwork group 'happy to be back'
Little Theatre holds free play readings
New silvercraft tutor starts at arts and crafts centre
'Rising star' to perform at Opera in the Arboretum*
Little Theatre announces 2024 season
Free basket and textiles project starts for women
Cross country training starts at Woy Woy South
Reminder to update phone app
Professional learning for school staff
Families will 'meet the teacher'
Students finish Year 6 typing faster than they write
Fours championship bowls final played at Umina
Woy Woy Wolves open baseball registration
Rugby club to celebrate 50 years*
Bunnies start 'boot bank'
Bridge club plays Australia Day pairs
Junior registration days for Umina Bunnies*
Canoe club to host regatta at Patonga
Floorball starts tomorrow*
Grommets' start delayed*
Kane Williams signs with Roosters*
Junior rugby players help at Mary Mac's*
Umina life savers spend at day at The Entrance
Pool 'regularly unavailable' over next five weeks
Grant for cricket pitch roller
Woy Woy Rugby holds annual sports luncheon*
Women rugby players 'better get in quick'
New team formation process at Southern and Ettalong
Umina hosts regional surf boat event*
Girls should give Aussie Rules a try, says Liesl Tesch
Swiss pairs results after three matches*
Umina United announces women's coach*



Proposal to replace one 'gun-barrel' with another

An application has been made to replace a three-unit single-storey gun-barrel development with a four-unit two-storey gun-barrel development at 40 Bogan Rd, Booker Bay.

Submitted by Clarke Dowdle and Associates, it describes Booker Bay as "a somewhat tired and austere suburban landscape" and claims it "includes refreshing schedule of finishes that will establish a new benchmark in terms of dwelling appearance".

"The flat 1119m2 site is located on the north-eastern side of the road reserve," it states.

"The surrounding medium density residential development is characterised by an eclectic blend of post-world war fibre-cement clad dwellings that are being redeveloped to cater for multi-dwelling housing development within the medium density zone.

"Each unit would include garages, living-dining areas and adjoining private open space located on the ground floor and bedrooms with bathrooms located on the first floor.

It describes the proposal as having a "gable front deck design that is consistent with the roof design that is encouraged by the character statement for the precinct".

"The units would be separated by and have direct access from their living areas to a private open space."

The application states that one tree would be removed from the site and one retained, while the site plan shows two trees being removed and two retained.

"Two trees can be provided within the nature strip and within rear setback".

The application admits the proposal is non-compliant with planning provisions in two respects.

It exceeds the building envelope on the northern side of Unit 4; and private open space for Unit 1 is within the front setback.

The application claims that precedents had been established recently in Ettalong, where private open space had been allowed "as front courtyards" including at 31 Burrawang St, 21 Burrawang St, 34 Picnic Parade, 33 Burrawang St and 102 Bay Road.

The application concludes: "The proposed multi-dwelling housing development at 40 Bogan Rd, Booker Bay, is consistent with the objectives, planning strategies and controls applicable to the site."

"The proposal provides increased housing density and additional smaller dwellings that are in acute demand.

"It is well designed to meet residential needs and is commensurate with the character of the surrounding area."

The application is currently on exhibition and available for written submissions from the public until 23rd Feb.

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