New estate to bring 112 homes
A MAJOR new residential development is being planned for Coffs Harbour’s northern gateway.
The land surrounding the former training ground of the Wallabies has been earmarked for development by the owners of the Pacific Bay Resort.
The site is bounded by the existing Pacific Highway, Bruxner Park Road and West Korora Road.
If and when Coffs Harbour’s inner bypass is built, it will form the western boundary of the development.
According to documents lodged with the Department of Planning, Thakral Holdings wants to develop 112 sites for a mixture of single dwellings (99) and townhouses (19).
The lots will range in size from 300 square-metres for the townhouse lots around the playing field and up to a minimum of 900m2 for the hilltop lots.
The first-class training facility, formerly used by the Wallabies, is set to stay in place and become a feature of the development.
The concept plan being held by the department features access off the Pacific Highway and an allocation for a small scale retail/commercial area.
Open space areas and environmental protection lands are proposed to be dedicated to the council.
But first, amendments will have to be made to the Coffs Harbour City Local Environmental Plan (LEP) to allow rezoning of the land.
In August last year the council resolved to exhibit a draft LEP relating to the land in question following approval to do so from the NSW Department of Planning.
Now that approval has been forthcoming the planned rezoning has gone on public display.
It is proposed to rezone land currently zoned 1A Agriculture to part residential 2A Low Density and Open Space 6C Private Recreation. The extent of land currently zoned Environmental Protection 7A Habitat and Catchment is proposed to be increased.
Comment on the draft LEP Amendment can be viewed at the council’s administrative centre or at www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au.
Submissions on the proposal close on Monday, June 7.
If, and once, the LEP amendment has been certified, Thakral Holdings is expected to lodge an environmental assessment to the department.