A proposal for up to 800 units at Kanwal has been submitted to the State Planning Department under a pilot scheme announced last December to fast track development.
The site is Oasis Caravan Park.
The land is 205, 207 – 209 Wallarah Road and 755 – 757 Pacific Highway, Kanwal.
The proponent is Land Lease SPV as trustee for Oasis Unit Trust.
The proposal seeks to amend planning controls to allow for a master planned redevelopment to provide multiple apartment blocks, open space, and supporting retail uses.
About 15 per cent would be affordable homes or social housing.
To amend planning controls means changing the zoning to allow commercial and retail use and unit buildings to a maximum height of 55m from the current 12m maximum building height.
It would yield about 800 units residential units (83,778m² gross floor area) and commercial gross floor area of 5,956m².
“The site is in a central location to services, centres, and employment zones, which enables creation of a 15-minute neighbourhood as envisioned by the Central Coast Regional Plan 2041”, the application states.
The site is close to the Pacific Highway and the B70 which links the M1 with Central Coast Highway.
The proposal was lodged on 14 September 2023 with the Department of planning and is one of five sites across NSW being assessed under the pilot program.
Following completion of the Planning Proposal process, it is intended to prepare a Development Application (DA) for submission to the Department of Planning and Environment for assessment via the State Significant Development Pathway.
According to the proposal, the intended outcomes are:
• To meet local demand for residential and commercial land located around the establishing areas of Kanwal and immediate adjoining suburbs.
• Decreasing the pressure on prime environmental, agricultural, or otherwise constrained land located further away from local centres for rezoning and subdivision.
• To provide development which is in a central location to services, centres, and employment zones, which enables creation of a 15-minute neighbourhood as envisioned by the Central Coast Regional Plan 2041.
• To provide development where services are well located including water, sewer, stormwater, electrical, telecommunications and road infrastructure.
• To enable better integration with and expansion of the Kanwal Village commercial area, Wyong Leagues Club and surrounding residential and mixed-use area.
About 320 new trees will be planted as part of the development.
The department said stakeholders will be notified when the proposal is on exhibition.