Council Meeting Highlights - 22 June 2016

Date

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Release

Council aligns housing controls to encourage development in northern growth areas

Council has amended the Wyong Development Control Plan (DCP) to include Warnervale Town Centre DCP and align housing controls in key growth areas in the north of the Coast.

A review was undertaken of the site specific development controls that applied to dwellings in Gwandalan, Warnervale Town Centre and Hamlyn Terrace to ascertain the best planning controls to use.

The review found the Housing Code and Dwelling Houses and Ancillary Structures already in the DCP provided all the controls needed and would be used as the benchmark going forward.

Administrator Reynolds said:

“There was too much duplication in these planning guidelines which was really confusing for the community and developers.

“So we have cut red tape and established a one-stop planning document to help deliver new release housing areas our growing community need now and in the future.”

 

Rezoning will deliver more housing for Wadalba and an extension of the wildlife corridor

Extra land for new housing moved a step close tonight with council giving in principle support to rezone a vacant block of land in Wadalba for low density residential housing.

The environment will also be protected with a large portion of the site to be transferred into council ownership to form the northerly connection of the Wadalba Wildlife Corridor.

To manage increased traffic and connect the new community, Van Strappen Way will be extended and a new roundabout will be constructed at the intersection of Louisiana and Wahroonga Roads.

Administrator Reynolds said:

“The rezoning will provide more affordable housing and also protect and enhance the local environment.

“This is just the first step – we are putting this out on public exhibition and want to hear as many viewpoints as possible so the right decision is made.” 

 

It’s business as usual at Central Coast Council

Council tonight awarded a number of tenders to it can continue the important job of delivering the services and infrastructure its growing community need, want and value.

Waste, water and sewer services will be enhanced with the purchase of new equipment and refurbishment of reservoirs and pumping stations.

Administrator Reynolds said:

“A critical part of the merger process was to ensure service delivery to residents continues and that is certainly the case here.

“Central Coast Council is and always will put service delivery and customer service first in all decision making.”

 

Local sporting and cultural groups given a boost as council finalises grant program

Council allocated just over $80,000 to finalise its annual Councillor Community Grants Program.

The program was run by the former Wyong Shire Council to provide funds to individuals, local services and charitable or community organisations that provide a benefit for residents.

45 community groups will directly benefit and be able to deliver valuable services to the community including family support ($3900 to Laura’s Place), bird rescue ($3900 to Australian Seabird rescue), education programs to keep children safe (Bravehearts $3510) and the Toukley Neighbourhood Centre ($1550).

Administrator Reynolds said:

“Council is pleased to be able to stand hand in hand with these great local groups so they can continue to deliver valuable services for our community.

"These grants are just one way council can acknowledge and reward the hard work they do each and every day.”

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