A redevelopment proposal for the Elanora Hotel at East Gosford has been submitted to Central Coast Council.
The proposal involves demolition of the existing motel behind the pub to be replaced with a new three storey 60 room motel facing Brougham St as the screenshot below shows.
The pub would be extended and refurbished, the bottle shop renewed and a new two level parking area would have new access driveways to Victoria Street (in and out), Adelaide Street (in) and Brougham Street (out).
The allowed building height for the site is 11.5m and the plan would see the maximum height contained at 11.16m.
The alterations and additions would extend the hotel to the north-east, along Adelaide Street, and provide additional dining and service areas, including a terrace area on the north-eastern side with a retractable roof which would be closed from 10pm each evening.
Internal alterations to the existing hotel would include a new pedestrian entry from the internal car park, and a new children’s play area.
Lift and stair access would provide access to the lower car parking areas and the motel.
The application proposes the operation of a shuttle bus service.
The peak operating times of the hotel have been identified as 6.30pm to 8.30pm on Friday and Saturday nights and 12.00pm to 2.00pm on Sundays.
The shuttle bus, seating up to 12 passengers, would operate from two hours prior to the start of the peak times to one hour after the peak times.
Each trip will take up to 30 minutes to pick up passengers from the area bounded by West Gosford, Wyoming, Springfield, Green Point and Erina.
Over a 3-hour period, the bus would complete 6 trips @12 passengers per trip, equating to 72 passengers.
The application was lodged on December 19 and will probably be assessed by the regional planning panel some time next year.