Five planning proposals have been finalised that could deliver more than 1,300 new homes, around 1,000 jobs, a hotel, open space and protect 53 hectares of conservation land on the Central Coast.
Minister for Planning and Minister for Homes Anthony Roberts said the NSW Government had given the proposals the green light to boost housing supply from Doyalson to Chain Valley Bay.
“With the Central Coast’s population expected to grow by almost 57,000 by 2041, there’s no surprise this thriving community is facing housing stress,” Mr Roberts said.
“These approvals rezone land to unlock between 1,300 and nearly 1,700 new homes, help alleviate housing pressure, and create a vibrant and robust future for the coast.
“One of the key milestones is the finalisation of Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council’s 55-hectare project at Lake Munmorah, which would deliver between 385 and 755 homes and a new park, while protecting 21-hectares of bushland.”
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch said the Government had finalised a planning proposal to create 920 construction and ongoing jobs and enable the redevelopment of Doyalson-Wyee RSL Club.
“This paves the way for the expansion of the existing club, and enables 360 homes to be built, including seniors housing, a hotel, Go-Kart track, paintball activities, restaurants, and more,” Mr Crouch said.
“A community centre and 170 prefabricated homes have been unlocked at Chain Valley Bay. This can provide an important supply of affordable housing, with land being leased rather than purchased, and the homes able to be easily assembled on-site.
“These planning proposals are a great win for the local community and a game-changer for the Central Coast – helping to bolster the housing pipeline, promote cultural heritage and strengthen Aboriginal self-determination.”
Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council (Darkinjung) Chairperson, Barry ‘BJ’ Duncan said “this is a historic moment. It is the first time that what we know as the Aboriginal SEPP has been used to activate residential land across NSW, helping us as Aboriginal people build an economic base for our future generations while also allowing us as First Australians to help all Australians by contributing to housing supply.
Darkinjung has worked over the years to activate land to help our people and the broader community, and today we are proud to be one significant step closer to this goal.”
Darkinjung Chief Executive Officer, Brendan Moyle said “For thousands of years, our ancestors were the first town planners, farmers, artists, miners, and environmentalists. The application of the SEPP provisions to activate this land and open up opportunities operates within the spirit of this and is one of the most significant actions enabling Aboriginal economic development and self-determination since the creation of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983.
Darkinjung thanks Minister Roberts and the Government for helping us to realise this opportunity and helping us to create a legacy for our local community and Aboriginal communities across NSW.
Two further rezonings have also been approved to facilitate:
Development applications are required to be lodged before construction can begin.