DA alterations and increased height limit sought by Shoreline for construction on York St, Coffs Harbour

An altered development application has been lodged with Council for The Shoreline development, which calls for an increase in the approved height limit. Photo: Emma Darbin.

 

PROPONENTS of The Shoreline aged care development being constructed at York St, Coffs Harbour have lodged a new development application with Coffs Harbour City Council seeking a redesign of part of the complex.

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The new development application proposes to redesign Bachrach Naumburger Group’s already approved Building A/B into two distinct buildings, reducing the number of independent living units (ILU) in the complex by fourteen from 183 to 169 dwellings.

The new proposed Building B will have an increased height limit of 38.81 metres, compared to the approved Building A/B height of 29.27 metres, and the cost of the works is estimated at $28,460,000.

An original development application for the complex was approved by the Joint Regional Planning Panel (Northern Region) in 2017.

A recent development application for Building’s A and B was refused by the JRPP on 30 September, 2020.

A new development application for Building B and a podium extension has been lodged with Council and was recommended for approval by Council at its meeting last night (Thursday 10 December).

The development proposal is for works associated with the construction and use of housing for seniors or for people with a disability, comprising 57 self-contained independent living units in Building B within an eleven storey building, and landscaping of podium level ILU apartment courtyards.

The development of Building B forms part of the seniors housing already being developed on the land.

The redesign of Building B is proposed following extensive market research and investigations over the last four years, indicating that Building B needs to be reconfigured and that significant lifestyle enhancements are needed across the project to meet the expectations and demands of the aged care community.

The design of Building B as a separate building is primarily driven by responding to the long corridors that residents would need to walk if Building A/B under the original consent was developed, including a 62 metre long internal corridor.

Separation into distinct buildings also offers residents a wider housing choice with three bedroom apartments on all accommodation floors in Building B, while no three bedroom apartments were proposed in Building A/B.

The main areas of redesign include greater extension of the podium, separating Building B into a distinct building of increased height, undercover secure parking, reduced resident travel distances within the building, improved landscape on the podium, reduced building bulk and mass, and increased view opportunities.

The proposal for the redesign of Building B sees no change proposed to the Residential Care Facility, the Community Centre, Building C/D or the townhouses.

The Shoreline project has been approved to provide a 120 bed residential care facility, plus 183 independent living units.

The facility will operate and be staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with staff available to respond to residents’ needs within the wider aged care facilities, including Building B, under the development application.

The development will be managed and operated by Park Beach Residences Pty Ltd, an approved provider of residential, home and flexible aged care, which will have a long term lease arrangement over the land.

 

By Emma DARBIN

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