A two storey “co-living” development of 11 self-contained units is proposed for 65 Ocean Beach Rd, Woy Woy.
The site is located across the road from a NSW Ambulance Station currently under construction and Woy Woy Hospital.
The NSW Department of Planning describes co-living housing as a new type of housing, the development application states.
It says that co-living housing is typically characterised by:
• small private rooms complemented by shared indoor and outdoor spaces which encourage residents to come together to relax and socialise
• private and shared spaces that are fully furnished and ready-to-occupy
• a sense of community that is actively encouraged by a manager, who is responsible for managing shared spaces.
“Co-living housing is usually built in highly connected areas, where residents have convenient access to work, study and recreation opportunities,” the application states.
“It typically appeals to young professionals and key workers such as nurses, teachers and police but can attract a wide variety of people.”
Each studio room has a bed area, kitchen, bathroom, living/dining room and laundry facilities.
Each room includes private open space in the form of a balcony or courtyard.
Once accessible unit is included on the ground floor.
A Social Impact Statement prepared as part of the application included consulting residents and tenants of properties immediately around the site.
Residents of the wider community will have an opportunity to comment as the development application is lodged with Council and will be advertised at some point.
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