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08 Jul 2024
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Council cuts $1.44 million from Peninsula capital works
Steady flow of visitors at Bays Art Show
Mary Mac's seeks donations for meal service
Kevin Brooks announces run for council
Nominations sought for community champion awards
Klaas celebrates 90th birthday
Mingaletta to hold Naidoc gathering on Friday
Woy Woy volunteer wins 'rising star' award
CWA branch starts next stage of hall renovation
Woy Woy Rotary club receives bulletin award
Incoming president honours Scottish heritage
Marine Rescue volunteers undertake training exercises*
Reid welcomes 'cost-of-living measures'*
Men's Shed encourages members to new location
Patonga fire brigade boat crew called to assist
Bushcare group seeks new members*
Represented at Bathurst changeover*
Butter cake was demonstrated by cookery officer
Recommended by CWA book club*
Naidoc storytime session to be held at library
Beginners' workshop with craft cutting machine*
CWA branch has lunch in East Gosford*
Group urges residents to ask for more tree planting
Council provides plants for bushcare group
Track from Patonga to Pearl Beach is promoted*
Elders and seniors wellbeing gathering*
Man dies in St Huberts Island house fire*
Level crossing incident
Volunteers wanted on day of festival*
Library hosts Mod Podge Hats workshop*
Mingaletta holds free school holiday program
Wildlife show at Woy Woy library*
Monthly youth yarn-up on Thursday
June rainfall 40 per cent above average
Application for $2.6M beachfront house at Pearl Beach
Residents association holds planning workshop
Seven complying developments approved
Stage two work starts at aged care home
Parking fine despite absence of signs or yellow line
Good news for council election
Reasons why Blackwall Reserve should be saved
'Deferred matters' decision shows lack of good faith*
Replace the deadly Rawson Rd level crossing
Knitted goods and cash donated to Mary Mac's
Visitors asked to wear masks at aged care home
Referral program proves successful recruitment strategy
New bus takes its first excursion*
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Six plays selected for Flash Festival
Enrolments open for term three painting class*
Documentary about Palestinian struggles screened
Woy Woy to lose 'immensely popular' teacher
Woy Woy South plays in basketball gala day*
Girls soccer team win Bill Turner Cup
Students meet Local Member in Canberra
Three-way conferences to replace of interviews
Umina Beach students take part in First Aid course
Futsal team wins State championship*
St John's appoints new parent engagement co-ordinator
School produces digital reports for the first time*
Aboriginal education officer wins cultural award
Year 11 subject selection information evening*
Roosters appear vindicated with 20-year ban on fan
Peninsula Swans had a mud bath
Mixed fours championship play in cold wet wind
Everglades bowls awards night held
Bridge club holds Novice Pairs championship
Southern Spirit seeks grade captains
Three Tour de Central Coast rides involve Woy Woy
Umina surf club members win Central Coast awards
Eagles lose with depleted side*
Joint rubgy league team has first win*
Ocean Beach surf club elects new committee
PCYC offers 'Mini Olympics'
Outrigger club presents awards
Park run is short of volunteers
High-scoring rugby union match for Woy Woy*
Berkeley Vale beat SEU for second time*
Umina surf club elects life member*
Registration opens for winter water polo



Application for $2.6M beachfront house at Pearl Beach

Central Coast Council has received a development application for the construction of "a new dwelling house and swimming pool" on the beachfront at 36 Coral Cres, Pearl Beach.

The application, prepared by Doug Sneddon Planning Pty Ltd for Mr Niall Conlon, runs to 101 pages and states that "the proposed development has a construction cost of $2,626,800".

It "replaces a previously demolished dwelling house on the subject land and a new dwelling previously approved under Development Consent 60416/2020."

The application is for a five-bedroom dwelling with two storeys and a basement.

The basement will contain garaging for two cars with a turntable to enable forward access when entering or leaving, also plant rooms, storage and wine cellar.

The ground floor will contain the main entry, kitchen, dining-living and family rooms, outdoor terraces, guest bedroom and swimming pool.

The first floor will comprise four bedrooms, bathrooms, storage and study, both the master bedroom and study will be provided with ocean view terraces.

An internal lift will provide access to all three levels.

The land has an area of 670.2 square metres and is zoned R2 Low density residential.

According to the application, the gross floor area will be 333.418 square metres for a floor space ratio of 0.497:1.

Site coverage will be 304.458 square metres (30.51 per cent) and private open space 314.917 square metres (46.9 per cent).

"The proposed development has a rear setback (to the beach) of 17.923 metres, which exceeds the requirement for a foreshore setback of 10 metres and generally aligns with the beachfront setback on neighbouring residences.

"The proposed front building setback of 4.172 metres is considered appropriate having regard to the setback of neighbouring dwellings and the current development consent for the subject land."

Regarding a possible loss of views, it states: "The potential loss of a partial lateral view by neighbours over the subject land resulting from the proposed development is minor as the lateral views predominantly remain available and their primary coastal outlook is maintained."

It is explained that "Pearl Beach is identified as having a special character, with its distinctive element being its natural environment and the unifying element of the tree canopy.

"Pearl Beach is the only village within the former Gosford City area classified by the National Trust of Australia as the Broken Bay Entrance Landscape Conservation Area and the unique character of Pearl Beach should therefore be protected."

It is claimed: "The accompanying Landscape Plans provide both dune stabilisation with the retention of existing groundcover plants and appropriate streetscape plantings.

"Coastal hazard assessment and structural engineering provide for protection of the proposed dwelling from potential storm surges and shoreline erosion."

The DA proposes the retention of one existing street tree and the replacement of a second one which has died and been removed by council.

The Landscape Plan proposes a tuckeroo which, it is claimed, is "more suitable underneath wires".

The only other trees mentioned are melaleuca paperbarks on the adjoining property which are to be retained.

In conclusion the application claims: "The proposed development is a single-family home which is compatible with the surrounding low density residential environment, although it is noted that beachfront residential development along Coral Cres comprises a mix of older style one to two storey dwelling houses and larger contemporary dwelling houses of up to three levels."

It is currently on public exhibition and is open for submissions.

A closing date has not been published by the council.

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